Earlier today I struggled with whether or not I was going to skip the gym. I knew I shouldn’t…I knew I probably wouldn’t, but for whatever reason, I spent the better part of an hour trying to justify not going. In the end I went. I go around the same time everyday because, for me, the best way to stay in the habit is to stay on a schedule.
So I went, and on my way there I found myself day dreaming, as I often do, about how my life will be different a few years from now. Don’t get me wrong. My life is fantastic as it is. I am literally living out my dreams. But I can’t help day dreaming about how much cooler it will be when I’m wearing the stilettos I desperately wish I could wear or how incredible I’ll feel when I can jog through Central Park without looking out of place. Or how amazing I’ll feel when I can keep the pace of everyone else walking up the stairs as we exit the subway. Or how I’ll feel when I actually take the subway more than cabs…:)
You get the point. On days that I don’t feel motivated to take on the world and the pieces of exercise equipment in it, I just remind myself how amazing it will be to look back and know I did it! The idea of showing the world I can do it fills me with a sense of pride, but showing myself I can do it will be the greatest goal I’ve ever accomplished.
What motivates you to keep going on days that you just don’t feel like going?