Are we in the same boat?
Do you ever have a day when you go from one thing to another?
And at the end of all of it, you feel too tired to even think about exercise?
When you get to the point in your day when the TV is calling with whispers saying, "Watch me. Come on, just one show."
Your day has been filled to the brim and you can't imagine putting one more foot in front of the other.
Maybe you feel:
It may in fact be mental rather than physical fatigue that drives you to the couch. Because on reflection you realize that most of the many activities in your day were in fact not active at all.
This week, I had a day just like this.
And believe it or not, I did not want to get to my workout.
Negotiations began in my head.
"Oh, tomorrow you'll get to it."
"Oh, you deserve to stop and turn on Netflix."
"Oh, Lisa, you are SO tired. How could you ever exercise now?"
This may be something that happens to you every week (or day for that matter).
Can you guess what I did?
I recognized my thoughts. And I simply tried. Trying is all you can do.
Was the workout the best?
Was I pushing myself hard?
Did I get through it?
One is better than none.
So what can you do when this inevitability happens to you?
Check you thoughts.
Check them again.
And maybe, just maybe imagine your thoughts AND feelings once you've completed your physical activity.
Because moving your body might simply be a reset button and you might become surprisingly recharged.
On the harder days, it may serve you to use your thoughts to your advantage and use statements like:
I am capable.
I am strong.
I am a movement maven/master (I dare you!)
Believe it or not, sometimes I use my own name to help me get through.
With every step, pedal, or stroke, I cheer myself on with "WORK" then "MAN", "WORK", "MAN", "WORK", "MAN", "WORK", "MAN".
It is amazing how my own internal personal cheerleader keeps me going!
What are some positive thoughts you use on those hard days?
Hit the reply button and share your moving/engaging/uplifting/energizing/invigorating thoughts with me!
Stuck on finding the right words? Check out this recent article on moving mantras. It might help you solidify your encouraging thoughts on those hard days!
Stay well and happy moving,
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