Monday, July 30, 2012
Blogs are a great way to keep yourself focused. Have you ever written a letter or email and decided to wait a day to send it, then realized how thankful you were you didn't actually send it? Well that is kind how I view blogging in regards to weight loss. I find that sometimes, in the moment, I am just so caught up in my emotions and feelings (anger, sadness, even happiness) that I just want to jump right to some cookie or something to "calm me down." Yeah well that is ironic, isn't it? I think what I really want is to just "let it out." Whether it's happy or sad, frustrated or excited, confused or dead on.
I'm a person who is motivated visually. I like to see. Just browsing through success stories, motivational quotes or pictures, or seeing a jogger motivates ME to get going. Gosh just finding all these new photos gets my heartbeat up a bit and I think I may just go for another run now! But the problem is, that motivation fades. Tomorrow, that song doesn't push me anymore like it did in my run the day before. Friday, that picture looks more unrealistic that motivating. Maybe that jogger is just naturally a runner. It's so much easier to sit on the couch then do that ab workout... You see what I mean? And I am also visually motivated.. as in I want to see results. So wait, I just ate clean all day and went for a run and I don't look like those olympic beach volleyball girls yet? Screw this I'm done. (Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, all or nothing too... I'll blog about that soon I imagine..)
But if I can find a way to push through, whether a blog, a picture, a song, a pair of skinny jeans, to keep me FOCUSED then maybe I will be a beach volleyball olympian one day.... err, or just a happy healthy fun loving college gal