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October 27, 2016
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The Weight Is Over

I have a confession: I haven't exercised since before Thanksgiving. E-gads! Ugh, and I'm so feeling it. My pants are feeling tighter, I'm more tired, I'm more cranky, it's harder to bend over and tie my shoes, blah, blah, blah.
There are so many excuses I could hand out for this (stress being a big one), all of which would come back to me staying up later (right now it's almost my bedtime and I should be getting ready for bed and not writing, for example) and, therefore, having trouble forcing myself out of bed in the morning. I tried blaming it on my alarm clock, too, but I think even that is a cop out.
I absolutely hate making New Year's resolutions. I can never stick to them and I never have really taken them seriously. I don't really know how to get myself to stick to that kind of goal.
However, I really do need some motivation to get back to my daily walk. The strange thing is that I truly enjoy my morning exercise. In that moment, I am pushing myself to my exercise limit, and when I get home I feel so exhilarated. Like I could go again. And so often I think about how the next day I'm going to go farther and push myself harder because it just feels so damn good.
Not even that rush, though, is enough to get me out of bed in the morning. Something's gotta give and I need to figure out what it is so I can give myself some morning "me time."

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