This is totally how I feel about running some days. There are times when I hit the sidewalk only because I make myself. I really do not want to run, but I always know that once I start I will be happy that I did!
Yesterday I ran three miles, then walked three miles for my workout. It wasn’t planned that way. I started out saying I will run two for sure possibly three. I made myself go past my car at that two mile mark (I run around a university campus that is an even two mile loop, hence the reason I pass my car). I tell you it is tuff to run past your very own car when working out. I really need to scope out the subdivisions in the area to come up with a path!
Yep I pushed on past. Told myself to keep going to 2.5. Once I made it there I knew I could easily do the three miles I had planned to do 🙂 I wanted to walk the last mile to cool down, and just to enjoy being out in the nice temps we had. Then I got a call from my bestie that was headed to do a 2 mile walk around the campus so I tagged along with her for another 2 miles 🙂
And while 6 miles may have started out seeming like a pain in the ass it wasn’t, and it will give me a nice ass to boot, lol!!
I sent this to a friend yesterday that I am helping out in the health/fitness department. One of my besties will be getting married in June and of course she wants to look her best for the big day. So she asked me about a food plan, and I jumped at the chance to help someone out. I have given her plans, ideas, suggestions, printouts, you name it. We were talking about how we both have a sweet tooth, and how we can say no to sweets easily; however, once we do give in and take one cookie off the plate we feel like we have to eat more. That is how sugar is to a lot of people I know. I myself can only do desserts and such in moderation when I purchase at a meal, or perhaps a yogurt treat. I very seldom buy something to make at home for the simple fact that once I take the first bite I will continue to eat a little here and there until it’s gone.
Which lead us to discussing how we are guilty of using food to cope with boredom and emotions at times. I know I am guilty of this! I think a lot of people have this problem without even realizing it. So when I saw the above quote I knew I had to share it with everyone I know!
What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?