Do This When You Don’t Want To Do A DAMN THING

I wrestle with myself nearly every Saturday morning…

The bed is so warm and cozy and the last thing I want to do is leave it.  I know that a cup of coffee would help put some pep in my step, but the coffee is cold (brew) and so far away (downstairs) and I could easily just txt my workout buddy and I know she would understand…

Every Friday night, my friend Diana and I make plans to run through the woods with the 4 dogs on Saturday morning.  It has been so lovely on these gorgeous fall days and I always feel so amazing afterwards.

I have noticed that it is getting a little more challenging as the weather gets colder and more gloomy.  It was even worse when I was abstaining from caffeine, but I have thankfully decided to start “using” again in the form of a cup of coffee in the morning.  Let me tell you, it is the best decision I have made in addition to a bunch of others like intermittent fasting and working out consistently.

I honestly used to be a bit of a flake.  I would make plans then cancel at the last minute (usually due to anxiety) and the ironic part is that I HATE LAST MINUTE CANCELLED PLANS (more so then than now.)  Now that I have entered the 3rd decade of my life I have become a lot more accountable and responsible.

Try this when you don’t feel like doing a DAMN thing:

There are things that we can do to make our lives better, but they are often things we don’t feel like doing.  Like eating healthy, waking up early, doing homework, going to work, etc.  Often times, the issue is getting started.

  1. Remind yourself WHY you should do that thing.
  2. Think about how great you feel after you do that thing.
  3. DO THE DAMN THING!!!!

Sounds simple, right?!?!  With a little practice you will be well on your way.  Now let’s get out there and do the DAMN THING!!!

❤ Alana

4 thoughts on “Do This When You Don’t Want To Do A DAMN THING

  1. Hey lady, great work, keep it up. As the colder weather creeps in, especially up in that PNW; slowly add in prepatory movements with your running partner. Something as simple as 10seconds per movement, and 2-3 movements (think cherry pickers, lunges as a stretch, kassock squats) will do a lot to reduce the resistance experienced and promote mobility so you warm up faster via improved circulatory activity. Also, try adding a spoonful of butter or coconut oil to your morning cup.

    1. Thanks for the warm-up tips! I will start adding these into the routine. I need to look up cherry pickers because I don’t remember what those are. I am all for promoting mobility. It is a precious commodity for sure! I am SO going to add a spoonful of butter to my cup tomorrow morning! I will be sitting in class from 10 am – 5. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by! ❤

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