Day 4 - Accountablity
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I just saw an SP article with the title Declare Your Independence from the Gym: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
This is the first time I have joined a gym and I have to say that while there may be people that can do that, I for one, need the accountability that the gym provides.
I had to pay for that gym membership, it wasn't free, or a perk for another payment that I have to make. Having to take out the credit card while I am in the middle of trying to pay down my bills hurt like hell. But I need this, I need the commitment, I need to have a painful reason to push myself and get my lazy butt to the gym to workout. Wanting to lose the weight is not enough. Money is my biggest motivator, knowing that if I don't go every spare chance I get is as if I just chucked money out of a moving car while speeding down a bridge-useless.
My best example is today, I didn't get enough sleep last night and by 11am I was already tired. I got home, cooked dinner and even though I staring at my bed caressing it fondly, tempted to throw myself head first into its feathery plushiness, I dragged my gym clothes on, bundled myself up and walked my tired behind over to the gym. Once there, I pushed myself to keep going. And I did it and not even half-assed, I did good. That is what accountability means to me.
Tomorrow there is a snowstorm in the forecast for the Northeast so I probably won't be able to go, even though tomorrow is the only yoga class but oh well. Friday I have a dinner to attend, weekends are the bane of my existence but I will most definitely be in the gym on Saturday!
With Love, the future me!