Friday, September 17, 2010

Motivate me!

Ugh. This challenge sucks. Who came up with it anyway?

I am really good at exercising. As long as someone is making me do it.

If I sign up for a class, I'm there. And the teacher makes me dance.

If Amber comes and visits, I feel obligated to sweat it out in the living room.

If people ask me to come running with them, I'll do it. For them.

But when I try to motivate myself, and exercise alone? I end up sitting in my workout tights, eating chunky monkey ice cream, and watching a movie.

(Kidding, I don't have workout tights. But if they looked anything like this, I would.)

When we started this challenge, I was motivated by you guys. Even though we are on opposite sides of the country, I felt like you were making me do it.

Plus I was being asked to run by some of the girls here.

But now? It's kind of worn off.

I wish I was there with you guys!

But for now, I think I'm going to sign up for a class.


Chantel on September 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM said...

I know what you mean, I wish you were here too. What can we do to make you feel motivated by us again?

Helena on September 17, 2010 at 10:27 AM said...

If you guys could do a reenactment of that video I posted, I think that would really help.

Chantel on September 17, 2010 at 11:06 AM said...

What ever happened to that pole dancing class? I bet that would motivate you :)

Helena on September 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM said...

That's a great idea! People stopped going, and I never wanted to go alone. But maybe I can rope some of the new girls into it :)

Helena on September 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM said...

But really, you guys remaking that music video would be the best motivation of all.

Annie on September 18, 2010 at 7:08 PM said...

YOu should Pole it again! I went to two classes by myself this week and had just as much fun! Or just move back.

Helena on September 18, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

You went to two pole dancing classes this week??


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

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About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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