This has not been one of my most successful goals. I have found it really difficult. I think that this goal is not just about running on a treadmill but there are I am sure, deep fears and emotional issues surrounding it. I think there was maybe 1 week in which I was on the tready every morning, and I felt fantastic…felt like I was really achieving things. But, all it took was one bad eating day and it was all over red rover. What is the point in getting up at 5am to walk/run if I am going to ruin it by eating bad food. I am not a person that is good at compromise, it is either all or nothing, and well you guessed it, it is nothing at the moment. I do feel that I have had more energy the past couple of days so I am contemplating the idea of getting up tomorrow at 5am and starting again. I just feel so guilty that not only do I have a treadmill which gathers dust, but a gym membership that is not being used. I am so ashamed to go back to the gym, I feel like a fish out of water there. Everyone just looks like they have come from a fashion shoot and here I am in my clothes which feel so tight that I am suffocating – not literally. Arrrgh….Need to get my head round this. I feel so sad because everyday I beat myself up and I am not getting any fitter.
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I know just how you feel, I do. (except for the being able to get up at 5am part, rarely have I done that & even rarer solely for the purpose of exercise! good for you…) Just pick yourself up and go back to it! As for the gym, just imagine what is going on inside the heads of those little gym rats and it might make you feel better. ;) (loose clothes make me feel better about the gym, as well, don’t feel like people are staring at me then, not that they are….good luck!)
Thanks Wasabibabi for the encouragement. I have been finding it easier to get up at 5 now that the warmer weather has arrived, so getting on the treadmill does not seem like a huge deal. As for the gym, I will not let those little gym bunnies intimidate me any longer, fact is, they are probably just as self conscious as me… just able to carry it off a bit better. I will start back this week.
Take Care :)
Bob1623 Be the Fountain, not the Drain.
Don't beat youself up
Everyone has a bad day here and there. Just start anew and get back to it. I know it is not easy, but remember the good feeling you have whne you are done. You mention this. Get to that feeling. Remember it, savor it, and you will find it easier to stick with your routine.
Allyn Stoller knows tomorrow will be better--yes it will--I know it will
OMG, you can actually get up at 5:00...
a.m just to go to the gym and exercise. That in and of itself is monumental. You deserve major cheers for that.
Please try not to make all those other people (gym bunnies) who look like they just came from a fashion shoot intimidate you or make you stop. Please try to remember that they are all struggling with their own demons. Heck, they are probably more self-conscious then you. Forget them. Focus on you.
And please don’t beat yourself up because you ate bad food a day or two. So you got bucked off—get back on the horse/treadmill and give it a go again.
Best to you.