Monday, July 12, 2010

Ran out of excuses

Well, I finally made it back to the gym today.  I have been running a little outside, but I haven't been to the gym to lift weights since the end of March.  Yikes.

Here were my excuses:

- i was sick
- went to Australia
- gym was closed for construction
- didn't feel like going
- didn't have time
- out of town for funeral
- helped sister w/ baby
- girl's camp
- didn't know if gym construction was over  (and didn't take the time to find out)
- out of town for the 4th of July
- too lazy
- i would feel embarrassed showing up at the gym after not going for months

Well,  I ran out of excuses today.  I woke up and was in kind of a "blah" mood.  I did not like the numbers staring at me on the bathroom scale.  This was not good because I put a skinny picture of myself on my adoption profile, so I needed to stay that way.  Then my mood became an annoyed mood, and I figured the only way to feel better was to go work out.  It was too late and too humid to run outside, so my only option was to go back to the gym.

As soon as I walked in I saw my friend.  I was so embarrassed I hadn't been to the gym in months.  We laughed and talked, and then I pumped some iron.  It felt good to work out and if I don't do anything else today, I can feel good knowing I made it back to the gym.

Now I just need to run out of excuses for the rest of the things I wish I was doing but I am not.
Maybe tomorrow :)


  1. At least you are honest about it ! LOL !!! Glad that you were able to make it back to the gym !

  2. Congrats on going back to the gym...I'm still in excuses-mode!

    And congrats on the adoption profile--you are at the beginning of a wonderful and challenging journey! I'll be watching to see how it goes!

    here from LFCA