Reblog if you’re a weight loss blog and you’re over 20. Everyone in the tumblr old folks home should have a friend to jazzercise with!
I decided to make a magical graphic for everyone to reblog because it seems like there are a lot of us out there but we often have trouble finding each other and gaining support. Reblog, follow, and make friends! <3
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that picture! it needed to be on my blog ;)
"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. "
This is basically a guide to please me :)
I usually run with my youngest in the jogging stroller. By the time he’d woken up from his nap this afternoon, it was starting to grow dark, with a storm rolling in. By the time we were organized and outside, it had started to rain.
Previously, I’d have turned around and come inside again, said forget it. I wear glasses. I don’t have contacts (yeah, I need to get some, I know). So rain + glasses isn’t usually a good combo for me, and I’m not comfortable running without them, because I need to be aware of my surroundings, and that means non-blurry vision.
I don’t even own a cap. But today, I grabbed one of the kids’ — a brown cap from Sea World with a polar bear on it. And I looked like a fool, because it was a little small, but I pulled up my hoodie and we went running anyway.
I’m proud of myself for not letting the rain become an excuse. Even prouder because the rain never really happened. Typical — here, the rain likes to flirt but rarely pulls the trigger. Had I decided to come inside and wait to see if it stopped, the sun would have set and I would have given myself a mental beating.
I’m liking this new me. Even if I’m nowhere near where I want to be physically, mentally speaking, I’m stronger than I thought I was.
I have this new theory. Motivation is good if you have it, but you can’t rely on it. Often it’s there to spur you on in those first days or weeks (if you’re lucky) of a new change, but once it disappears, you have two choices. Whine and complain and let the lack of motivation stop you, or you can just do it, motivation or not.
I am sick of chasing motivation. Motivation doesn’t matter. Doing what you set out to do does. Stop asking yourself if you’re motivated, because 98% of the time you do that, the answer will be “no” and you’ll find it even easier to make excuses. The trick is to skip the mental check and do it anyway. Just get out there and do it, in the same way you brush your teeth. I bet you don’t stop and ask yourself if you’re motivated enough to brush your teeth every day. You just do it.
It’s the same with exercise.