Monday, October 5, 2009

I don't want to.

Some days... I don't want to!
I don't want to exercise.
I don't want to eat right.
I don't want to do anything hard.
Today was one of those days. I had a 4 mile run this afternoon that I really did NOT want to do. I'm sure you all think that I stand by the door in my jogging gear, just waiting for my husband to get home so I can go running... this is not usually the case. Today, was the extreme opposite. I just don't WANT to!!
I do things even when I don't want to. I ran that damn 4 miles. I won't say that I hated it... but I'm not going to say I feel blessed for the experience. I have learned something (over time) and that is that sometimes we do things because we NEED to, even if we don't want to.
Of course as many of us are moms, we totally get this. We wake up and don't want to get out of bed... but it's not an option to stay in bed all day! Kids need to get to school, children must be fed, diapers must be changed. We do these things even when we don't want to. WE SEEM TO ALWAYS DO FOR OTHERS when we are in this mood... so how come, when we don't want to do something for ourselves (like exercise) we can just say... to hell with it?
Another example... you send your kid to school but didn't have time to properly do their hair... do you spend the rest of the day refusing to change diapers or cook meals because you screwed up in the morning?!?! NO WAY!! But... so many of us make one mistake in the morning (like eating something we shouldn't have) and use that as a reason to do EVERYTHING wrong the rest of the day.
Hmm... maybe I'm on to something here.
When you start to see your health as a RESPONSIBILITY.. you start to make the time for it, and do it! Even when you DON'T WANT TO!!


Vicki said...

Keep em coming--- you always manage to make me feel like a slacker -- and of course I need it.

Melissa said...

You know, I think that is the hardest part. It's hard to see it in terms of doing something for ourselves for our health. If you think about it, it IS A MUST to be healthy so that we can live long lives with our family and friends. Why wouldn't we take all the steps to become as healthy as we could be if that meant more time with them? lol...not sure how much that ties into what you said lol...but you are right, we need to think of it as a thing we MUST do, not just a thing that we can do if we want...although getting to that is a hard thing to do..

Moi said...

I read your post last night after having a really bad weekend of eating and no exercise. I blew if off (sorry) as I was not in the mood to be motivated. It was one of those, ‘easy for her to say’ moments for me. I was down on myself for many reasons.

I was planning on getting up this morning to do some treadmill running and then my little one woke up last night and would not go back to sleep. I brought her in my bed with me just to get her back to sleep. When my alarm to notify me to get up to run went off I hit the snooze button but instead of falling back to sleep, I began to think. I thought about your post and proceeded to get out of bed and go run on the treadmill.

Thank you for the motivation. It is just what I needed to get my butt running this morning.

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Spitfire said...

I always come away from your blogs feeling happy I stopped in to read them. We all have those "I don't want to"'s what we do after we have those thoughts that make the difference. Thanks for that it, as usual.