Thursday, February 21, 2013
Have you ever looked back and wondered how a small or relatively benign occurrence or point in time can inspire great change? For me, it was waking up one day and just saying to myself, you deserve better and you can't ask your daughter to watch her diet without doing the same, that's hypocritical. After all, she's just a child and I should be able to practice what I preach.
I haven't been feeling my best this week, some sort of bug, it's that TOM, and my work-out buddy is really sick and haven't been able to work out this week. Every morning when the alarms goes off all I want to do is turn over and snuggle deeper into my covers; however, I've faithfully gotten up and worked out. I've also been using my stationary bike for 30-45 minutes at night even though it's the last thing I really feel like doing. It's just been that kind of week. I've also been craving sweet and salty snacks because of TOM. I've manage to hold fast, eating some trail mix when what I really want is cake.
I say all this to say, two months ago I would have eaten all the snacks I wanted and wild horses couldn't drag me out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to work out. I have a long way to go but I've also come a long way in a short time. Now, instead of looking for reasons to skip workouts (my MO in the past), I look for ways to make sure I get my workouts in when I have an out-of-the-norm day. I know this time it's different from all the other times I've tried.
I know a few of my spark friends are having a rough time this week, maybe it's the weather, but a lot of people are having the blah blahs. I want to say to you guys, you inspire me even when you struggle. Please press on, no one expects perfection, just progress, however defined. Think back, what was inspiration point? What was the turning point, the so called straw that broke the camel's back? Share it here today, it may renew your zest for the journey and you may just spark a fire in someone else who's not doing too great.