Status Update: Powerful Motivational Tool!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I discovered something today about the "status update" feature here at SparkPeople. I have always thought of it as something fairly trivial...like "I'm feeling ____ " or "Today I did ____" Ho hum...
However today when I realized that tomorrow an early morning dental appointment was going to de-rail my usual morning treadmill session and I knew I was going to be working till 9:30 I thought: hmm...I'd better double up on my treadmill time today to make up for this!
Well that's a good thought with good intentions, however if I leave it to the realm of mulling it over it's a very easy thing to just blow it off.
However when I go "public" announcing on my status update that I'm going to do something...
How can I NOT?!?! :-)
I couldn't LIVE with myself if I said I was going to do something and just wussed out and was a slug all night!
So now I know...if I TRULY want to follow through on something I'll just have to announce it in my status update...! I've already had others cheering me on wishing me well on my doubling up on my cardio...so...
Let's crank it up and get 'er done!
Which I already have...woo hoo!
Now I'm pushing the envelope on SLEEP!
Nite all! :-)