Does this happen to you too??

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Okay I am SOO guilty of starting and quitting more diet plans and exercise programs than I even care to remember. So I started beating myself up wondering what's wrong with me. Why couldn’t I just do it? I know for a fact that I am not lazy, I just can’t find the time. My problem is I need to make the time for ME!!

Because I work in the medical profession I know that I'm not clinically insane, however, I do have voices in my head that try to sabotage my efforts or at least any positive ones. These voices are compliments of everyone in my life that has ever told me that I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something. My most prominent voice is The Little Monster that I call “Can’t”. If you've ever had an argument with yourself like this, you may have a Little Monster too:

Me : Think I will workout this morning!

Cant (my monster): Uh, Girl you know that you’re tired.

Me: But I said I would start to workout today, yesterday.

Cant : Girl, I think you should start on Monday.

Well Monday never comes because “Cant” has a million and one excuses why I “Can’t” do something…except for eat. Can’t stays hungry!! He becomes a cheerleader when it comes to food.

So now I have learned to stop the argument with “Cant”.

• Remind myself that I am not physically tired I am in fact mentally tired. The best cure for that is physical activity

• I have my workout gear laid out the night before. This way I am ready to go and don’t have to look for anything.

• Finally I just do the Dang Thang!!! NOTHING is more rewarding than drowning “Cant” in a nice pool of sweat!! LOL

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    Can't is sometimes very loud it drowns all good intentions. So glad you have a great plan to keep that monster quite.
    2744 days ago
  • no profile photo 2KIDZMOM1
    The can't are real. I just started back at this two days ago and am doing well so far. I want to start this journey and stick to it. I will keep engaging with you all but keep it up! I love hearing the strong spirit defeat that "can't"

    2750 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Persevere!

    2780 days ago
    thank you for not only letting me know that it's not just me but to also know that I can over come that! emoticon
    2781 days ago
  • MUSTANG0421
    I don't know all the names of my demons. I am driving home from work paying attention to the traffic. She starts: We should go to ____ and try the new____ that was advertised. Me: got food at home. She: We could freeze some of that, I don't know who you were cooking for anyway. You know you gonna get bored eating the same stuff. Me: Not going to stop, going home to eat_____. She: Why you want to be all serious like this is gonna work? Let's go try____.

    Ironically the only thing that is helping me hold it together is the fact that I have this undiagnosed pain and I don't get out of the car to go into stores and restaurants unless I really need something. I see the doctor again on the 17th and hopefully the MRI results will point out the problem. Then I'm going to have to start battling SHE.

    2781 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Excellent blog....the voices can stop us from reaching our best potential.... emoticon
    2781 days ago
    It really is so much more a mental battle than a physical one. I found where I always failed was when I went off track for one meal or didn't exercise when I promised myself I would and then I just assumed that meant I "failed" everything. I have now learned to accept that none of us are perfect and nothing is ever going to go exactly as we have planned. So I have learned to go with the flow and when life happens or my day did not go as I had planned, its only a small bump in the road. They important thing is NOT to wait until tomorrow to get back on track. Right that minute, forget about it and get back on track right then and there. Don't dwell on mistakes or small set backs and don't be a slave to the scale. Just eat right and exercise and the rest will follow!! Good luck to you in your journey! emoticon emoticon
    2782 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13748875
    Your right IT DOES feel great when you drown it!!

    My thing for that was always i dont have time is an adult excuse for my dog ate my homework LOL

    You do it or you don't after all its our decision in the end and its a choice..

    Keep it up!!! Its great and you should be proud of this non scale victory!!!
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    2782 days ago
  • no profile photo RIDLEYRIDER
    We CAN defeat the 'can't' demons! emoticon
    2782 days ago
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