Tuesday, April 27, 2010
No pain, no pain!
No pain-no pain. That's what my dad always says jokingly about exercise. You probably know the way that saying usually goes is "No pain, no gain!" Mr. Fantastic Husband-Man's mantra is "Pain is weakness leaving the body." Yes, he stole it from the marines, hoorah! My mom works out because, "One day I'll be sexy..." She was kidding with me. She doesn't want the underarm-jiggle-wave. And, more importantly, she wants to be healthy. My mom is a breast cancer survivor! 7 years, baby!!
What is your mantra when you workout and are left with that stupendous ache? Yes, I want to be healthy. I want to wear my old clothes. However, I think I need a new mantra... Neither one of these are doing it for me anymore. The Wii Fit tells me to "Visualize my ideal body." Shut up! According to you I should weigh 129! Can anyone else say unrealistic and twiggish? Ick! Mr. Fantastic might leave me, just kidding. I try to tell myself it's a good burn/ache. I'm burning fat, I'm building muscle. That's wearing thin too.
Help a gal out! I'm sore and feeling whiney, lol. Sooooooooo, how do you stay motivated?
Blessings on your journey!
P.S. I'm super excited for my massage tomorrow!!! It's been over a month! I have the greatest chiropractor. :) It's really the little things that make me happy!