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You are one workout away from your goal.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

So I have a summer cold, which makes me want to do nothing more than eat chicken soup and lay around watching TV all day. It's also supposed to rain today, which adds up to one of those incredibly non-motivational days.

But I didn't let that stop me. I wanted to get in my run/walk for the day, since I felt so AMAZING yesterday after going 3.75 miles. I was drenched in sweat and my feet hurt, but I felt incredible. So this morning I set out, got my hour in, and came home to change back into my PJs and lay around for as long as the baby will sleep.

I got to thinking that it would have been SO easy just to blow off today. I mean, I had every excuse, right? But if I blew off today, wouldn't that also give an excuse to blow off tomorrow too? And since I'd blown off two days, well, there wasn't any point in continuing with the C25K training, since I'd already messed it up. And then ... etc.

What I did today (or contemplated NOT doing) would really set the tone for the rest of the week, and maybe the month. I was in a position to be ONE workout away from failing. One workout away from achieving my goals.

Weight loss takes time. Getting fit, or training for an event takes time. It seems to take a LONG time, I know. But NOT doing the work is a quick way to fail.

So I guess we have to ask ourselves, do we want to be one workout away from failing? If we press on and go ahead and sweat, we are one workout closer to our goals.

I'm going to keep this in mind all this week: I was one workout "away" from achieving or failing. I know which side of that fence I'm going to be on -- how about you?
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