Working Out


I usually do models when I feel bad. But I want to do one because I’ve been going to the gym 3x a week and lifting heavy weights ever since I started on Jan 1. I’m actually enjoying it and am not being too unrealistic with expecting quick results.

C: Completed 3 heavy weight lifting routines per week since Jan 1
T: I’m really good at this
F: Satisfied (like I have my shit together – I guess this is another thought)
A: I continue going to the gym, I enjoy my time there, I hit personal records, I keep going, I keep praising myself for my good work
R: I continue to get better and better at working out

C: Completed 3 heavy weight lifting routines per week since Jan 1
T: I have my shit together
F: Badass
A: I start getting my shit together in other areas of my life, I continue working out, I continue to reinforce positive habits
R: I get more and more of my shit together

C: Completed 3 heavy weight lifting routines per week since Jan 1
T: I like to workout!
F: Enjoyment
A: I go to the gym tomorrow again, I look to the gym as a refuge and peaceful time for me
R: I enjoy working out, I keep working out

Just wanted to share some positive models since I don’t think I give myself enough intentional dopamine, sometimes. Sometimes though, I also feel like I don’t feel the positive emotion enough. I’d like to feel REALLY good and sometimes I just feel like it’s ‘meh.’

I guess the thought that causes the thought ‘meh’ is: “Whatever, it’s good enough.” Like, I just expect myself to be going to the gym, and don’t give myself any praise for it. It’s the expectation that I go to the gym, so I don’t get any praise, and I expect more and more from myself until I’m totally burned out.

I’m not sure what to really do with this.