Maybe that's a rhetorical question, but does anyone else talk to their past injuries when they're working out? I know I do!
Lord knows that I've had a ton of injuries from my past... fractured my cheekbone and elbow from competition cheerleading... tore my meniscus in my knee during gym class... broke my finger while playing flag football... tore a ton of ligaments and stretched my tendons in my ankle while running in Race for the Cure (fell over a sewage drain... I'm awesome like that)... and the list goes on. I guess that just goes with being extremely competitive, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Back to my original topic, though: when I'm doing pushups, my elbow feels like it's going to give out, and then my knee pops every time I do run lunges or squats. So, to help motivate myself to keep going, I talk to my injuries. "Come on, you've got this!" I know my limits, so if the "giving out" sensation gets too intense or my knee starts to hurt when it pops, I'll definitely stop the workout move. I'm sure, though, that if someone came in the room while I was working out and talking to myself, they'd wonder if I had a few screws loose. I mean, I probably do, but you know what I'm saying. Does anyone else talk to themselves?
So anyway, I've got to be spot on today with my food and drink intake. My morning workout went pretty well - burned a little over 200 cals during the circuit training, so I'm not really complaining. Now, I've just got to make sure I eat exactly right today to make up for my Super Bowl pig-out. The food last night was great, but what's even better is when you see the scales go down consistently. :)