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Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby panfriedpanda » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:36 am

I skipped my gym sessions!! Again!! Third time this week!! Arghhh!!

Anyone has any advice to counter this 'if-I'm-tired-exercise-won't-do-good' excuses? Help!! :cry:
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Re: Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby e&me » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:32 am

Just keep reminding yourself that exercise will help fix the problem, and you have to go no matter what, even if its just for 10min- after that 10min I bet you will be feeling great and go for much longer
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Re: Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:18 am

A few tips

1) Exercise first thing in the morning if you can when you're fresh and fantastic, then it's done for the day and if you get home absolutely exhausted, you can fall in a heap in bed knowing it's been done already
2) Know that you're just making up excuses and bloody get off your butt and do it. Right now!
3) Get into a routine of doing it - once you're in a routine it's easier to just keep doing it when the going gets tough.
4) Try to make it part of your day, for example, I commute by bike. You could get on a bus/train that stops say 30min walk from work, or park 30min walk away from work, then at the end of the day you HAVE to walk back. If you have little ones, promise to take them for a walk in the park - you KNOW they aren't going to let you off.
5) Find something you enjoy. No seriously. If you can find something you like doing, it's not such a chore. For e.g. I don't like running, just doesn't work for me. But I like cycling, so that's what I do. Get creative, dancing to music, digging a trench, rock climbing, ice skating, playing chasings with the dog.....
6) Join a team sport that means you have a commitment to be somewhere at a certain time (I actually work better without commitments, but for many people the commitment keeps them in line).
7) Have a personal trainer or good friend and tell them to be as hard as hell on you. Give them your mobile number and tell them to call you 30min before a session and yell at you if the excuse is anything less than "I'm in hospital and have a broken spine". The "tired" excuse will just about necessitate them turning up and literally dragging you on to a treadmill, tying you to the rail and turning it on 100% fast so you HAVE to run.
8 ) Set up a rewards system, you do exercise today you get a star. 10 (whatever) gold stars, you get a massage, or a movie, or a new skirt...
9) GET ENOUGH REST! If you're always tired, are you sleeping well enough? Sleep is known to be a factor in weight gain/loss. You need (on average) 8 hours per night. And no, sorry, but "catching up" on weekends doesn't work.
10) Take a good hard look in the mirror, and list all the reasons you're doing this. Put it next to the location you normally make excuses in (probably the couch in front of the telly?), look at it and don't even sit down in that spot, get your bum moving.
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Re: Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby panfriedpanda » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:25 pm

e&me and butterfly_dawn, thank you so much for the motivating words.

I've signed up with a personal trainer n am loving it! Will definitely print out this page n stick it on my wall or slip it in my purse.

Thanks heaps!
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Re: Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby Metalcharm » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:33 pm

That is a great list! I'll have to print it out myself LOL
If I don't get my walk in in the morning then I am nowhere near as revved up for it in the afternoon.
I remember reading somewhere along the lines of
"Do your exercise early in the morning before you're brain knows what's happening". :mrgreen:
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Re: Ooooohh I'm so tired moments

Postby jennywilliamson » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:09 am

I've been there, done that.

This is extremely normal for gym users - particularly the ones who are doing it for the first time in their lives. One thing to help push you in going to the gym routinely is having a companion. It's really lonely out there if you are alone. It also wouldn't hurt of you make some friends in the gym. In this way, there will be an added reason for you to not miss gym sessions.

I really hope I'm making a lot of sense here.

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