I have a problem. A workout problem. I don’t have the time. I don’t have the motivation. And, I don’t a plan.
Hi. My name is Tricia, and I haven’t worked out consistently in over a year.
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I guess it’s true: the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Or, being slapped in the face that sleeveless shirt season is upon me. And, swimsuit season. And, since I basically live at the pool with my kids during the summer, I better face reality.
First, I had to make the time. Once I leave the house each day, my life is ON, so if I’m going to exercise, it better be before I leave. Hence, a new morning routine. Second, I needed to get motivated. I’ve learned in my spiritual life that sometimes we have to “behave” our way into new habits, so I’m not waiting until I “feel” like working out. And, finally, I needed a plan. So, I went shopping with Shawn and picked up Jillian’s latest workout, Ripped in 30. I’ve already knocked out days 1, 2, and 3, and that feels good.
I’m not the only Lovejoy in the “workout spirit”, either. The big man, himself, is tackling Insanity. I’ve heard great things about it, too, and Shawn is enjoying his after-work workouts.
You know what, though? I’m not new to this. I’ve just failed to make it a priority. In the past I’ve done everything from a Cindy Crawford workout (yes, I just said Cindy Crawford) to P90X. I’ve just gotten lazy. But, no more. I am on it!
So, what’s your workout method? The gym? A personal trainer? A video? And, do you make every move or do you modify? Maybe you just get thumb exercises on your remote while you lay on the couch. Let me hear from YOU. What do YOU do?