Well I came up with a solution just now... out of necessity really - or at least that's what I'm going to call it! (I came down and tried to put the TV on to watch during my workout, but the language menu is over the entire picture and I can't seem to figure out how to get it off!) I can't just be in my head for an entire 45 minutes without anything to watch or listen to now can I? ;)
Yesterday it would have just been another excuse to skip the workout. Today it forced me to come up with something else to do while I'm on my elyptical. I'm blogging!
Yup! That's what I said, and here's how I decided to do it: I just opened up a blank email on my phone, put my own email address in the send to box and "workout" in the subject line. Then I just started typing my post as an email that I will copy and paste later on... sometime after I get that much needed shower in!
So if you're thinking about how you might apply this in your own life to get motivated and get on that workout machine you have sitting there collecting dust, I'll get you started:
- Respond to that email you've been putting off cuz you think it'll take longer than 3 minutes to write and send
- Blog if you blog
- Jot down (in an email on your phone of course) some of the new, cute, or silly things your little one did in the last few days (or weeks) since you last worked out or worked on your scrapbook - wouldn't it be a hoot if these could end up overlapping? Well it could happen if you make it happen! And you'll probably even look back and thank me for the idea years from now. You're welcome in advance! ;)
Ok, so just typing thus far has taken me over 20 minutes - the absolute minimum I ever work out (if you don't count the zero minutes when I make excuses - ha!)
You might be thinking, "well that's a great idea and all, but why would I waste my time typing something up on my phone that I could OBVIOUSLY get out ten times as fast if I were typing on an actual computer?"
Here's the thing, if I had gone and sat down at my computer to type a post or a list or whatever on there because it would have been easier and faster, I never would have ended up working out this morning. Trust me, I can guarantee that.
The extra work, the slower pace, and the distraction were totally worth it.
If you're tempted to take my advice and try it, just do it! I dare you mama!!!