This weekend I committed to the ‘Chocolate Chase’. It was a 5K run/walk with a chocolate festival at the end.
I ran as much as I could, but finished the whole thing this time. The course wasn’t nearly as flat as I was hoping it would be – with a big hill at the end… but I did it.
The chocolate festival wasn’t as great as I’d hoped. While the chocolate prizes they gave may have been good… almost everything had nuts and those without nuts were overpriced.
Oh well… I have one more goal down.
Just a little note (more for myself) that I did it again. I went to the gym this morning before work!
I even made it in time for the class I wanted to take. The class had a sub today though (I guess the normal person also wanted to sleep in). If this were the normal teacher, I’d have to re-evaluate my desire to work out in the mornings with a class – she was dangerously close to “woo girl”. In the morning, the LAST thing I want from my gym instructor is “woo-ing”. Will give it a whirl again next week with the normal instructor. If the woo-ing continues, I will find another workout for Wednesdays.
I also came home and wanted to go back to bed – but will do that tonight.
Think I can do it again tomorrow?
Motivation comes in waves and for different topics. Late last week I felt motivated to get back on the healthy lifestyle bandwagon (just after the purchase of Golden Oreos). I looked at my schedule and realized that getting to the gym in the evenings is hard to do. Hubby is great and takes care of the Bean, but there are always reasons why I can’t make it to the gym classes I like. There are a million reasons why I “can’t” go on my own… primary reason… I am not a good self motivator at the gym. So I VOWED to myself:
“I will go to the 6 AM classes at the gym!”
Yeah… I was gonna.
This morning I even woke up in time to get to the class on time. It was quiet. It was cozy in bed. I had good reasons (in my mind) to skip today.
good reason??? really? Awake, nothing going on, class starting soon… and I can’t make it? I guess that powerful motivation I had on Friday didn’t last to Monday morning. Tomorrow… I will try again.
No. I WILL go tomorrow. really.
What I can do today is continue with the rest of the healthy living plan. I can eat well. I can go to the gym after work (thanks hubby!), and I can avoid eating the entire package of Oreos. I will eat 2, account for them, and move on. I can remember that I quit smoking cold turkey… certainly losing weight and getting to the gym can’t be that hard.
Writing this on my blog will be how I will get my motivation back. If things go well, I will report on progress. If they don’t go well, I will wallow in my own disappointment with my bag of Oreos.