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"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." by William E. Henley

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's not about what you COULD do tomorrow. It's about what you actually DID today..

I am so clever... Figured out that one all by myself...
It's been so hard to get motivated to work out. Keep telling myself tomorrow I'll do it... Tomorrow I'll make a change.. But this morning I woke up and I thought to myself.. It's now or never. You can't live your life in the future dreaming of what could be. I want to be happy right now. So I got up and removed a pile of clothing from my ab lounge.. I don't know what's more embarrassing.. That I have an AB Lounge? Or that I've used it as clothing storage for the past year? Anyways I did 50 sit ups and then I did my feet exercises (they are soooo boring... but my poor feet are feeling better after I do them so I think they work). I showered, got dressed and went to work. Work wasn't completely horrible today so it actually went by pretty fast. I leave at 4pm now which makes a HUGE difference for me. Now I get home at 4:30 instead of 6pm which I did when I left at 5. And I hate sitting in traffic!

When I came home I stared at my bike which has been sitting on a trainer in our living room for the past couple of weeks. I swear it's laughing at me everytime I walk by... But today I actually changed into my bike clothes and started biking. I felt great! And by great I mean sweating like a pig and being out of breath... I only rode for 30 minutes but it's a good start. I also lifted some weights for my arms (got to keep up the momentum!) and then stretched out a bit. Overall I feel like I actually did something positive today instead of just complaining.

I just had a nice sallad for dinner and I feel very motivated to jump into my studio to get working on some stuff! YAY! I think I can actually do this! No more fat TESS!


ps I'll upload photos tomorrow morning (forgot my camera at work..). But I promise I'll spare you from seeing me in my tight padded bike shorts.. Yuck!


  1. Best of luck in your new routine. I so need to get into shape. We have a great recumbent bike and it makes the nicest valet....I know there is a bike under there somewhere and I need to re-discover it.

  2. I have been meaning to start my yoga disciple and everyday I say that I am just too busy, maybe tomorrow. You are inspiration to me. Thank you!

  3. Yay, way to get motivated! It's hard to get started but you always feel better for it.

  4. You go girl! It's great that you were able to change your schedule around at work - I hope it works out for you. We're glad to have you back on the MSIA forum - we missed you!

  5. congratulations! The motivation is how good you feel afterword. Keep it up!

  6. Thank you guys! It's great to have this much support. All of you help to keep me motivated. We'll see what kind of exercise I get up to tomorrow. I have this Yoga dvd that has been collecting dust so maybe I need to finally break it out! ;o)

  7. Tess - i think that is what i needed for motivation right there! Oh boy are we ever a like :-) Im setting myself up with an eating plan as we speak and im going to really think out which activities I know I can get my bumn up and moving to!

  8. I second what carol B said!!! the endorphine kick at the end makes it all worth while!! keep up the good work, you've motivated me also! :) plus I find that after a good workout I sleep so much better.


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