Motivation from a surprising source
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Well, I really screwed up last night. Had a long day then compounded it by not exercising (I've finally been cleared from a knee injury to start low impact exercise again) and then eating half a pizza (which did have lots of veggies on it, but still).
I then decided to get up early and workout, which didn't happen this morning. However, I also realized that these are all my own choices and I need to a) make better choices and b) figure out why exactly I'm making such awful choices.
I texted a friend this morning like I always do and he happened to text back that he was finishing his workout before heading off to work. That motivated me to choose a healthy breakfast from Panera (skim latte and fruit and granola parfait) and look up recipes to cook a healthy dinner for a friend who is coming over. I emptied my "lunch stash" at work of all the less than stellar options. I have committed (on Facebook) to working out tonight, and I will definitely have people bugging me to make sure I did.
His working out motivated me in a way I didn't expect. I know the he and another mutual friend are trying to lose weight, (I think he's trying to be healthier in general too, I know she's simply worried about the number on the scale). My competitive side kicked in. I didn't know I had one really, but I want to be better at getting healthy than they are. I want to impress them and have them notice me succeeding. I'm not sure what brought that on exactly, but if it motivates me to get started moving in the right direction, I'll take it.