Making Exercise a Habit

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Welcome to this week's Inspiration to Fitness post. I'm proud of myself and all of you for following along with Ashley and I for the last 6 weeks!

Well, there's only one week left in the whole inspiration to fitness program... phew! Which means I'll have a week to work off all the bites I'll take out of various Valentine's Day chocolates trying to find the best ones. But I'd also like to think that some of this has stuck with me and I'll carry on a healthier lifestyle and fitness regimen for the rest of the year...

One can hope, right?

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But also, the rodeo is in town, and I'm sure I have a few more corn dogs and gorditas in my future.

But that's the great thing about committing to a workout plan. I don't feel as guilty when I eat those things because I know that I'm exercising and somewhere it all balances out. Right? It's like drinking a diet Coke while eating a Reeses peanut butter cup. They cancel each other out.

Let's just believe that's true.

I've also discovered that I enjoy the strength training portion of my workouts more than the run. Yes, there are moments mid-lunge when I want to cry or yell some type of profanity, but I actually kind of like the feeling of sore muscles the next day because I know I'm doing something.

The running is fine, but it requires being outside. And some mornings it's been really cold. And wet. And that doesn't make me a happy camper. Or runner. Or whatever.

But I get out there because I know how I am. If I stop now, I'll end up lying on the couch with a heart-shaped box of chocolates and might not ever get up. The way exercise works for me is when I really make it a habit. I have to be a little obsessed about it or I'll give it up completely.

This explains why I've watched entire seasons of television shows in one sitting. I'm an all or nothing kind of girl.

So here's hoping that I stick with the all from here on out.

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