I knew I had to do it today. I had to get back to the gym. It’s amazing how the excuses creep in day after day. And the funny thing is, I love going to the gym. I love the feeling of taking care of my body. I pride myself on my ability to inspire and empower my clients to work out, whether at home or at the gym. So I know there’s something wrong if I’m not going to the gym.
I had to stop the excuses and today was a great day to do that. The first of the month. A Monday. And I’m happy to say, I did it. Though, at times during the day it seemed as if I was being tested. When I got a call to attend a meeting, I went in my gym clothes. Fortunately, I had the option to do that and didn’t have to be in “work” clothes. Because I knew if I didn’t put on the clothes I wasn’t getting to the gym. I just knew that after a meeting and subway and bus ride, I was going to use the excuse of being too tired to get dressed and go back out to the gym.
The meeting lasted longer than I anticipated so I was having a conversation in my head as I walked toward the subway. “What if the gym is too crowded by the time I get there?” “Should I go home first and drop off my computer?” “Once I’m home, should I eat first and then go back out to the gym?” Yeah, right, like that was going to happen.
Suddenly, it hit me. “STOP it,” I told myself. “Let the excuses go.”
I walked to the subway and then something urged me to go another block and a half to the other subway line. I walked further and then looked up as I was about to cross the street. In front of me was a branch of my gym. I smiled and knew what I needed to do. Go the gym and THEN go uptown and home.
I had a nice workout and felt so good about my actions. I know that I’m in control of my actions. I’m also in control of my excuses. So glad I let them go tonight.
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