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Jumping jacks and motivation

Nov 18, 2012 - 0 comments

Diet and Exercise


intense exercise


Weight Loss


fat loss


jumping jacks


interval training





20 minute jumping jack workout. I watched the video all the way through, but I didn't do the workout. I know me, if I'm going to commit to doing that sort of workout twice a day for the next 4 weeks, I need to have a darned good motivation for it. Vague concepts like "being healthy" or "being skinny" don't do it for me.

It's one thing for me to do yoga, spin poi and dance-- because those are activities I find fun and interesting (except the yoga, I don't really like it so I mix it into the middle of other workouts as much as possible.) Even doing Pilates with resistance bands is fun because it's challenging and because it's kind of fascinating to see how these new moves are reshaping my figure and improving my flexibility. I can turn up the music and really push my way through.

The jumping jack workout looks hard though, it looks really sweaty and it's all just jumping jacks for 20 seconds with 10 second recoveries. The point is to burn off subcutaneous fat from all over, not just targeted areas, and I know I should do it. Subcutaneous fat I have in spades. "I need the fat gone" is too vague, too impersonal for me. I need to tap into something personal, something I care about, and something that makes sense.

Something that hurts me more inside than twenty minutes twice a day for four weeks hurts me on the outside.

That's what is really holding me up. Finding that one very specific reason, something that makes me mad enough to  sweat my *** off twice a day. I need one thing, one thought, one memory that can drive me through four weeks.

I haven't found it yet, but tonight I'm going to start the workout instead of postponing it any longer, I have one last 10 pounds to lose. I have time to spare when it comes to losing those 10 pounds before my goal date rolls along, so hopefully I'll find that motivation before I hurt too much on the outside to think about it.

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