So I step on the scale this morning and get all upset that my New Year's Resolution is just not working. I walk into work and think "ah crap, I am tired even taking the escalator", then I get into my office and take off my coat and put it right back on as I don't like me in just a shirt.
All day I struggle with the self awareness that I have let myself down in the one goal I said I would do - lose some weight and get into shape.
I vow (again) to get to the gym and off I go to meetings. The day goes on and after each meeting I get back to my office and feel more and more tired. I catch myself trying to find reasons to NOT go to the gym. The Twins are playing, the kids need my attention, I should finish cutting the branches up, I should get my blog down early, I should pay the bills...on and on...I come up with excuses to not go to the gym and spend 30 minutes on feeling better about myself.
By 4pm I have myself convinced that my time would be better spent doing something besides working out. I head outside to catch the bus and as one bus passes I see the bus billboard sign that says "Complacency leads to Sweatpants!" It was an ad on the bus from some weight control agency and the picture next to the words was someone with sweatpants on looking down at a scale!
I got home, changed clothes and went to the gym. Sometimes I think we all need an outside reminder of keeping on track and getting closer to our goals. Today I needed that ultimate reminder and the bus provided it.
I hope I see that same bus every day for the rest of the year!
Complacency does lead to sweatpants!
I wish each of you the best of luck on having a reminder about your goal hit you right when you need it!