My ankle hurts.
My head hurts.
My stomach hurts.
There’s going to be too many people at the gym right now.
All my sports bras are dirty.
There’s too much traffic right now.
I’ll go tomorrow.
Ever since I started my membership at the gym again, I’ve been full of excuses of why I shouldn’t go. I seemed so excited about it a few weeks ago but in reality, I’ve only gone twice now.
Something seems to be going on right now in my mind that is leading me to be incredibly lazy. Maybe I’m depressed again. I’ve been sleeping all the time and feeling extra irritable about so many aspects of life. But on the flip side, I have so many things to be happy about that there is no reason why I should be feeling this way. Depression has been a part of my life since I was 12 and occasionally pops up again at the most random times.
I was accepted into Humboldt State University to begin my Environmental Studies degree next Fall.. but even that admittance is making me feel a whole new whirl wind of anxiety. Should I go there? Will I get into San Diego and San Jose? Which college should I choose? When should I move? How am I going to survive without my family, my friends, and the families I babysit for and adore so much? Ugh, so much to think about.
I think all of these thoughts is just making my brain go on overload and causing me to just freeze up, ignore the problem, and go to sleep.
There’s been so many statistics of how working out will make you happier and I bet once I actually get back in the routine of it, I’ll probably be fine.
But making those first steps to get moving is proving to be incredibly hard, even with this awesome blog backing me up.
How many of you are able to work-out and get moving when you’re stressed or feeling depressed? What does it take to finally motivate you?
And finally… what’s your excuse for not working out today?
I’m going to push myself into going to the gym and use this blog as one of the many excuses of why I should.