BRILLIANT!! (I mean you!)

Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post.  You are all so smart and I loved every comment and got something from each and every one. 


Miz – you are so right about being wiped out at the end of the day regardless of what time I wake up in the morning.  And I really do love working out first thing because then I don’t have think about it for the rest of the day, so I am going to try and MAKE IT WORK in the mornings.  Oh, also, I totally don’t blame you for not running in the dark – who knows what kind of scary things are out at that time???  I won’t even open the garage door when I’m on the treadmill if it’s dark out!! Yeah, I’m pretty much a big baby.


Melanie – the word “acedia” reminds of the Acadia – the car of my dreams!!  I have been coveting this vehicle since my friend got one last summer.  As far as the acedia, the best way for me to get over myself is to get outside and be with other people; sometimes I just need the reminder, so thanks for that!


Crabby Fake it til you make it is something that has worked for me in the past, and something I need to revisit again.  And can I just tell you that I got a warm fuzzy when you said “we’re pullin’ for you”? Well I did, so thanks!!  J  And Crabby girl, you don’t give yourself enough credit – your Remotivating post was/is excellent!!  I’m seriously printing it out and planning on rereading it several times today.  Thanks so much for the link!  Out of all the crustaceans, you rock the most!!


Laura – Dear, dear Laura – you my friend, are a freakin genius!!  I had honestly never thought about hitting it harder on the weekends and easing up during the week.  For some reason I have always had it in my head that I have to go 100 miles an hour M-F and then come to a complete stop Sat & Sun.  But your suggestion could actually work.  I think I could even do 2 days during the week and still be okay.  I’ve talked before about my all-or-nothing way of thinking and so a lot of times I think I have to work out every single day for at least 45 minutes and if I can’t do that then, well I just might as well not even do anything.  My logic is flawed, I know, but I’m working on it.  What I also love about this idea of weekend workouts is that I will have more time to experiment with different types of exercise – when you are limited to 30 minutes in the morning it’s hard to want to try something new.   This has me really excited and now I can’t wait til the weekend!  You da bomb. =)


Debby – You’re right about the habit thing.  I’m better about exercising than I used to be, but consistency is the one thing I still struggle with (obviously).  And I was totally asking myself what  was I REALLY looking for when I talked about being dissatisfied…I know it has nothing to do with blogging or workin out or anything like that.  I’m working on that too. 😉   It scares me how insightful you are!!!  =)


Sandy – hey there, welcome to the Pear!!  Dang girl 4 miles every morning???  I’m in awe of you.  I definitely think that I need something new to explore and I really liked your idea of trying of something different for 3 weeks – that’s about how long my attention span is before I get bored!  Great advice, thank you. 



Whew!  I can honestly say that I am feeling so much better and I am genuinely excited to try out your suggestions.  I loves me some bloggers!!!  =)


4 thoughts on “BRILLIANT!! (I mean you!)

  1. Wow, Jill, I’m happy that you are so happy! And I loved Laura’s idea too, about just looking at things a little differently. Looking forward to the weekend report!

  2. I think it happens to everyone… we get discouraged and then have to try to jump back in, over and over. I think there’s something kind of heroic about it, actually. If it was always easy it wouldn’t mean nearly as much. Many people just up and quit.

    I think you get more psychological “credit” for hanging in there and fighting hard during the bad times, and it’s really key to a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.

    Way to reach out and keep fighting! Hope you’re proud of yourself because you should be.

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