Improvising or am I just plain spoiled!

 

“You are a manipulator.  I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” 

― J.R. WardLover Eternal

Wow, previously I posted about pairing my working (which is easy for me to do each day) with exercise, which is much more difficult because I am often working. In the earlier post, I showed the photo of my Kindle on the plastic shelf on my recumbent bike. It was easy for me to ride for 10 miles that day!

And then I thought – what about watching webinars or writing blogs, or updating my websites while I was riding my bike! Look what I found!

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I now have a plastic tray that holds my Mac Air laptop. I decided to give it to myself for my birthday which is in February. I am not much of a shopper, but I do splurge around my birthday!

Okay! This is great! Let’s see how I do!

Share with me ways you get yourself to show up for your exercise routine.

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Guilt – Motivator or Deterrent

“Everyone needs a dog to walk them!”

This morning I looked at my calendar and there was a dilemma. I could fit my exercise in between clients in the afternoon, but I wouldn’t have time to shower afterward. Being in the north, I don’t adjust so well to the hot summer heat. The easy solution would be to use my recumbent bike instead, but then Domingo wouldn’t get his walk.

Rarely do I succumb to guilt, but in the case of walking Domingo, it’s difficult to avoid. Those beautiful, lovey, brown eyes turn into intense directives and he nudges me out the door.

Mom, let's go!

Mom, let’s go!

Gratefully today though, I see he is still satisfied from the long walk yesterday. His 12 years are catching up with him. I’ll take the bike and finishing reading Cracking India!

So in the case with Domingo, guilt is definitely a motivator. It is interesting the many ways we can be held accountable and motivated. Help me out with some more.

1. Athletic trainer!

2. Committing with each other on this blog!

3. Being a good dog mom or dog dad!

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Movement!

“I want my muscles to ache because of exercise, not because my Barcalounger took me hostage for two hours!”

Thanks brightspirit24! Because of your response to my Training Day post yesterday, I was motivated to ride my recumbent bike for 15 minutes last night. This replaced the thought of relaxing on the patio with a cold glass of Pinot Grigio. That lead to doing laundry and changing my sheets. Sweet!

The focus today is movement. Luke suggested I get 30 minutes of cardio in a day. In my mind, I’m geared up to increase my movement. I am moving my body more than I would usually and stepping away from the computer more often. I now have sessions with clients, spurts of work on the computer and spurts of movement.

Spokane River

Spokane River

Having learned not to walk in the middle of the day yesterday (85°), Domingo and I had an early walk to the river. Shared this 45-minute adventure in a great tele-conversation with my dear friend and Intrepid Success Coach Katie Cavanaugh. It was on blogging matter of fact!

It feels so good move. I find that my eating habits are naturally changing as well!

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