I tried to talk myself out of going to the gym today after work. I had a bunch of errands to run after work, and for some reason late in the afternoon this started to seem like a valid reason to skip the gym. I needed to get some paperwork to an office downtown, which I’d already been told could be left in the after-hours drop box (and therefore didn’t need to be there before closing time, hence no need to disrupt my gym plans) and yet here was my head, trying the old “let’s skip the workout” routine again.
I seriously have these conversations on a regular basis. You would think that after all this time I would have complete control over these sorts of derailing instincts, but you’d be wrong. I still have them and I still have to fight them.
I went to the gym anyway and did an hour of weightlifting and cardio. And all of my errands got run. AND I stuck to my food plan today. I can fit it all in if I don’t let me talk myself out of it!