Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Motivation

I woke up feeling like I had eaten way too much this weekend. This feeling led to a knee-jerk reaction, "I don't want to go to the gym." But then I stopped and asked myself, "Really?" The answer was no, not really. I want to go lift and ride the elliptical. It will wake me up, shake me up and make the day better all around. Now I'm back, having had a great workout. I feel awake, alive and ready to take on Monday.

Don't give in to the knee-jerk reaction, sometimes all it takes is a second thought to create the day you want to have, the life you want to live.


  1. Great reminder, thanks! Since I am just starting out on my weight loss journey, it's easy to come up with a million reasons why it's easy to quit - I needed this reminder!!!

  2. I agree! Today's a holiday, and usually my gym closes on holidays. I was so not in the mood to go, but I called anyway and they're open. I seriously thought about not going, but I did, and now I feel great.

    I can't remember the last time I didn't feel like going to the gym, did, and regretted it. Did that make sense? It just feels too good.

  3. Well said...some great advice given by others would encourage anyone in the same boat to just get in the car and go to the don't have to get out, but get ready and go. Then you make the next choice to simply go inside...and so on. It doesn't have to be an all or nothing approach.