Tearing Down the Excuses
I’d rather be outside than in a gym. I barely tolerate treadmills (interesting blog name considering, right?). The weather in New England has been brrr-tastic and has included sheets of ice on the walkways and streets.
Add these things up and you have the recipe for bailing out on workouts.
WRONG ANSWER. This lady is passing up on the excuses.
This last week, I focused on proving to myself that no matter what the conditions outside…..I could still get er done.
First, I had a 3-day indoor workout string – in my not so attractive basement and in the tiny gym at work. These sessions included running 12 miles, getting in free weights, and giving the elliptical a spin.
Then, this tanktop-wearing chick decided to pull together a medley of winter wear borrowed from Punky Brewster’s closet to take a pass at running outdoors in the cold and around the ice.
And you know what? I did it. And it wasn’t too bad. In fact, it was kind of nice. Plus, I got to entertain pedestrians and drivers who were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of my multi-colored outfit.
Now that I’ve removed this mental roadblock, there’s no stopping outdoor workouts this winter. How about you? What have you done to get out of your own way lately?