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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Game On Psychology

The past 6 weeks, I have been involved in a fitness competition called Game On.  This is the 2nd time I've done it, and I can honestly say it has changed my life for the better.  Well, today is the last day, and really, it's been over for the past week because our team wasn't gonna win, but I stuck to the rules until yesterday.  Each week, you get a day off from all the rules.  Well, I ate a bunch of crap, and I didn't exercise, and since it was Chad's day off from work, I was laid back, and especially lazier than normal, sleeping in AND taking a nap.

I felt terrible.  I was so tired.  I was melancholy.  Even though doing Game On makes me feel kinda like an anal Type A person, it really makes me the happiest person I can be.  I remember when Game On was over the first time, and I did the opposite of the rules, just because I COULD, as if to say, ha ha, Game On, you have no power over me anymore.  But, then I didn't feel good etc etc.  The truth is, living by a few rules, like exercising every day, eating healthy consistently, doing good habits and drinking lots of water, are all things VERY WORTH doing.  Sometimes we feel like we have this right NOT to do them, as if we are the ones winning when we don't, but we're really not.  We lose when we don't do those things.  I completely believe in taking days off, but yesterday I went a little too far.  

Life after Game On is always a little weird, because you're not obligated to do those healthy things anymore.  But once again, I learned, that I want to do them anyway, not because I'm getting points. 

This morning, I was still in my lazy rut, but I got up and did my workout.  It always puts in my such a good mood.  Hurrah for life.  It's going to be a great day.  It's going to be a great month. 

1 comment:

The Westover Family said...

Oh, I am soooo sad it is over. I have lost close to 12 lbs (with lots more to go) and I feel better than I have in many, many...many years. I gave up diet soda pop (that was by bad habit) and I think it has transformed me, inside and out. Everything just feels better and works better now. I can exercise for a full 90 minutes at the gym and not die. Before, I could barely do 20 minutes. I am begging the Game on organizers to start up SOON! I don't want to go backwards! Love your blog and that you update so often!