Tuesday, December 18, 2007

What the...

About once a week I have these grand plans like "I'm going to exercise every day for the next 6 months". "I'll lift weights on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and run on The other 4 days". "I can get up and hop on the exercise bike for at least 20 minutes each morning"

Somehow though, I'll only make it through 1 or 2 days of my new life and then I'm off of it again. The winter is harder on me than the rest of the year. During the summer I love to get the kids out and go for walks. I'll work in the garden, mow the yard, and go for runs, but in the winter time. I'm mostly stuck inside. I don't like running in the dark, so other than weekend daytime runs, I rarely get to run outside. The exercise bike is good for me in some respects because I at least get to do something, however, I also don't push myself nearly as hard there as when I run. In short. every winter I gain weight.

At the moment, I'm on the upswing. I'm eagerly looking forward to the winter solstice so the days will finally start getting longer instead of shorter. Maybe at that point I'll be able to get myself more motivated, Nope. There I am pushing off the time at which I'll become motivated. "There is no tomorrow" The line is yelled at Rocky by Apollo Creed in Rocky 3. It echoes in the movie and in my mind. There is no tomorrow. I need to do what I can to keep my life healthy today.