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Friday, September 28, 2018

Good morning crew,

I think I have found the most difficult exercise there is to do at the health club, and that is walking through the front door.

Let me put it this way; it takes me about three minutes to drive from the office to the intersection that will either take me home or to the health club, and in that three minutes a titanic struggle takes place.

It's like my body knows I'm planning to force it to exercise. A wave of fatigue washes over me and a vision of myself sitting on my sofa and drinking a beer swims before my eyes like a mirage.

I have to force myself to turn into the health club, sometimes with verbal exhortations, like I'm a crazy person.

Of course, once I'm in there I'm just as unmotivated as I was in the car, but I might as well pick up a few weights while I'm standing around. What else am I going to do?

The amazing thing is that once I get started I get into it pretty quickly. But no matter how good I feel about myself afterward I always go through the exact same thing every time I'm supposed to go to the health club.

It could be the health club itself. It smells funny and I hate having to jockey for access to the various benches and machines with all of the sweaty, grunting muscleheads.

I wonder if I would have the same motivation problem if I had a few thousand dollars worth of my own exercise equipment? Think the wife would let me turn the basement into a weight room?

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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