I used to work out a TON in college. Like, I'd go to the gym five days a week, and on Mondays and Wednesdays I'd go at 6:30 IN THE MORNING before my first class. Then? Before bed? I'd do my obligatory 100 sit ups. I felt amazing. My energy was through the roof and my body was pretty sweet too. I'm sure I didn't think so at the time, because that's just how it goes, but hindsight 20-20 and all that? I was smokin'. Due to this regimen, my self-confidence skyrocketed and I was able to get out of a very unhealthy long-term relationship. I felt in control and good about myself and along came Bryan. I'm not saying that working out will automatically get you an amazing husband but seriously, I wouldn't have turned out to be who I am if I hadn't hit the gym and found some inner strength in addition to building muscle.
But, as I'm prone to do, I let life get in the way and my awesome habits died. I graduated, we moved, got married, blah blah blah. I always tell myself I'm going to work out again and it fizzles after a week or two at best. And yet, I remember college and how incredible I felt (and looked), so why is it hard to get back at it? Complacency. Laziness. Not being accountable. We also have little things such as working full time, having a toddler, a house to take care of, a moment for some piece and quiet. . .you see what I'm saying. But those are all excuses. As with anything important, if you want it bad enough you find the time and energy.
I want to find the time and energy.
At work today the thought of working out tonight flickered through my brain. Then on Twitter my friend said she Shredded and it hurt like a mo' fo'. I then replied that I had wanted to but after remembering how hard it was I'd rather plunk down on the couch. Then I got these:
pocklock@samanthajcampen get up. Do it. You will feel better. MOOOOVE IT LADY! (xoxo)Sundry@samanthajcampen It's only 20 minutes! You can do ANYTHING for 20 minutes, and you'll feel like a rockstar afterwards. *clap clap*!
pseudostoops@samanthajcampen do it do it do it!