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My muscles hate me.

I love to work out.  I love my gym.  I love the energy that comes when you’ve burned 500 calories in an hour.  When you feel like barfing because your body is working so hard.  Sounds weird, I know.  But I love that! My body loves it!

Until one day I decide that I’m going to take a day off from working out.  Maybe I have too much laundry.  Maybe I don’t feel well.  Maybe the kids need me at home.  Whatever it is it only takes once.  Just one day to break that cycle. Just one day to make my muscles decide that they have turned against me and aren’t going to do anything either.

Now I find myself faced with feeling totally and completely unmotivated.  You know when you should be doing something, but just can’t quite find the perfect and exact reason to do it.  So now comes the really hard part.  Harder than doing those 10 extra pushups.  Harder than lifting those 10 extra pounds.  Harder than running that extra mile. Figuring out, once again, what drives me to be at the gym day after day.

It should be easy.  It’s summer.  Just the mere fact that I’m going to be in a swim suit for 20% of the season should be reason enough.  What motivates you?  What drives you to want to look and feel your best?  I’m going to figure out what mine is once again!

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