Kill the De-Motivators
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I guess I was at a low point after over indulging at our Valentine's day celebration dinner (fried calamari, Lobster astice "cream sauce central" , Chocolate lava cake) and not being able to run yesterday but I ran into two so called friends that really sapped my motivation yesterday. The first one, one of my yoga buddies, told me that if I didn't watch it I'd develop anorexia. The second one, the librarian who runs my mystery book group told me in all seriousness that I'm getting too skinny. All this and I haven't even reached my goal weight yet. Geez, my yoga instructor is 3 inches taller than me and weighs 10 lbs less and no one is accusing her of anorexia.
I was speechless but I'm going to arm myself for the next time with a good rebuttal. People just don't understand how easy it is to undermine a person's confidence. Before I ran into these two I felt like the sexiest 60 year old on the planet ( I already told you how complimentary my DH is) but after I saw them I started doubting myself again .
After my run today, I feel a lot better, not quite as sexy but better. I sure hope I can get back to being proud of my weight loss and fitness gain soon. I need every scrap of motivation I can get to keep this going.