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It’s Friday at about lunchtime.

The clock is ticking till the end of the day… and the start of the weekend.

The beckoning of a nice cold beer or glass of wine is whispering oh so gently into your ear.

I just want this (stressful) week to be over…

Only a few more hours.

But there’s also another voice isn’t there? Actually it’s more of a incessant nag.

It’s telling you; You need to workout today..

You know…. because you told yourself you would…

It’s been a looonggg week. Deadlines, kids, taxes… all the other sh*t on your plate. It gets to be a little much sometimes.

And yet, that voice keeps poking and prodding. You’re not gonna blow it off again are you?

I had a pretty awful workout the other day.

I was not into it to begin with. Couldn’t get warm. No “runners high” ….no endorphins…. no strength… nothing but aches and blahhhh.

The weekend-guilt doesn’t help and in those times it’s hard to get a good workout and sometimes it just sucks.

But you know the *only thing* worse than a bad workout?

NO WORKOUT.

For every HELL-YA-I’M-AWESOME!!! workout, I had about 3 this-sh*t-sucks workouts.

Yes, they come in seasons.

There will be long stretches of time where I feel super pumped to hit the gym, eat right, you know that whole thing.

I wish they’d last. But they don’t.

Then there are the long why-do-I-even-bother-completely-over-it phases.

They seem like they’ll never end. But they do.

And in spite of it all….Hi Ho Hi Ho off to the gym I go.

Why?

Because the only thing worse than going to the gym unmotivated is NOT going to the gym unmotivated.

It virtually guarantees I will sink further into a rut.

Some people never get out of those ruts. They stay stuck forever.

Constantly looking back saying; “if I’d only stuck with it, I’d be there by now….”

The only way to end a rut is the same way you build a home.

Brick by brick.

Day by day.

Keep showing up. Keep doing your part…even when it sucks. *Especially* when it sucks.

Stop getting in your way.

So as the weekend approaches and you know you need to get your sweat on stop talking yourself out of it.

You’re a doer remember?

So, go home and then go to the gym… or grab a timer. Hit the deck right in your living room. 15-20 minutes is all you need. Rest easy this weekend knowing you did what needed to be done.

The *You* —one year from now—- will thank you for it.

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