Monday Motivation – GET OUT THE DOOR!

Get out the door

Last Monday I talked about doing something that scared you. I LOVED all the responses I received! You wonderfully inspiring, brave souls joined a group bike ride, put together a 70.3 ironman relay, and ran intervals for the first time!! I was sidelined a bit last week with a head cold and then Baby Z got sick. But for my something scary I decided to set up a Facebook page for my blog. It was fun! You can check it out here Take a gander and “like” it…well, ehm…if you like. 🙂

This week, for my Monday Motivation I posted this meme. I’ve always loved this one because it’s SO TRUE. Some (well, most) days I struggle just to get out the door to exercise. I am always full of tons of excuses, “I’m too tired”. “I’m too busy.” “My house is dirty.” “Ohh, a Friends episode just came on!” I often use a little trick to get myself out the door. I make a bargain with myself, “Just 10 minutes”. All I have to do is move for 10 minutes. I can run, jog, walk, dance, skip…whatever, just MOVE. If I’m not feeling it I can go back in and finish that episode of Friends (that I’ve seen a million times already). 99.99% of time, once I get going and those endorphins kick in I start feeling great and want to finish what I started. Ten minutes turn into 30. One mile turns into three. And I’m always glad I walked out that door.

So this week, I challenge you to GET OUT THE DOOR! Make a pact with yourself. Just ten minutes of movement. That’s it. Try it and let me know how it goes. Did you fell better? Did you keep going?

Make it a great week!

4 thoughts on “Monday Motivation – GET OUT THE DOOR!

  1. I feel very yes about this. Love the 10-minute bargain with myself! You’re right about it turning into a great workout more often than not. I try to remind myself of that fact, too, and think about how good a GREAT workout feels. High five.

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