1. GET up off your lazy butt.
2. Get UP off your lazy butt.
3. Get up OFF your lazy butt.
4. Get up off YOUR lazy butt.
5. Get up off your LAZY butt.
6. Get up off your lazy BUTT.
Anyway you say it, there really is only ONE way to get up off your lazy butt, and that’s to: GET UP OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT.
I’m writing this post for myself as much as for anyone. But I thought I’d share the wealth of the wisdom I’ve learned when it comes to self-motivation.
The past few months I’ve been suffering from a knee injury that has ended up taking a lot longer to heal than I expected. I am finally getting better. In addition to this pesky knee problem, recovering from our vacation has been a bee-otch. I told my husband that I’m too old for this much hedonism. Yeah, I know, you have the world’s smallest violin playing, My Heart Bleeds For You. Har har. We all have our reasons we’ve allowed lethargy to rule our lives.
Oh, I have “reasons” but none of them really hold water. Whatever the reasons, my real reason is, I just don’t wanna. I don’t feel like it.
So, here’s my challenge to you today. Write down your six biggest obstacles for not exercising. Read them over carefully. Next, rip the paper up because those obstacles have no solutions. I promise you that unless one of the obstacles is, “I’m on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit” those very same obstacles will likely exist next year and the year after that. Your life will never accede ground to make room for you. You will have to take it by force. I promise you that.
One of my new favorite DVD work-outs is Jilian Michaels: SHRED-IT With Weights (I use a regular hand-weight since I don’t own a kettlebell).
She makes a statement at the end of the work-out about health being an entry point into the life you want to have. I couldn’t agree more. Exercise is the way I stayed sane when my world was collapsing. It is the way I coped with my mother dying. I need to be active in the same way I need to breathe.
So I’m telling you and I’m telling myself:
GET UP OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT!
Have a great day!