I’m trying to get back into exercising. Unfortunately, I’ve been working really long hours at work recently, and so I haven’t had the energy to exercise (which shouldn’t be an excuse, since exercising gives you energy; in fact, I really should exercise most at this time, when I need as much energy as I can get). It’s been a couple of weeks since I went to the gym.
So, I went to the gym today, and went quite slowly and easily. I did my full set of weight exercises (particularly paying attention to my stomach, which needs a lot of toning…aren’t online diaries amazing? You get to read about my stomach muscles), but only ran for about 15 minutes.
I started to get annoyed at myself about this. I mean, really, how hard is it to jog for 20 minutes? And at one’s own pace, no less.
But then I realized that I was exercising. And I hadn’t exercised in weeks. Should I really expect myself to exercise as strongly as ever? ‘Course not. I need to stop being so hard on myself.
(“STUPID! Stop being so hard on yourself! You’re so STUPID for being so hard on yourself! Stupid stupid stupid….”)
In any event, suffice to say that things are looking good in my life right now. And they’ll look much better once today’s over (we have a deadline).