Not Feeling It and Role Reversal Saves The Day
I have to admit, some days I just don't feel like working out. I've said it before. Other days, you couldn't keep me from working out, and working out hard! Today was a stressful day. I've figured out that when I get stressed I no longer turn to food for comfort, instead I turn to my bed. I need to modify that behavior to make me want to go work out. Thank goodness the girls are so fired up, they wouldn't let me miss working out tonight! I'm very thankful to them for that. It's a wonderful thing to have a support system like this. I hope you have one too. If not, recruit a friend or maybe befriend someone at the trail or at the gym, and try to gain a workout buddy. I swear, if the girls wouldn't have pushed, I would have decided to take it easy tonight. And you know that isn't like me. I'm driven, I'm focused, I'm changing my life for the better and cheering on my friends and family to do the same. I most always play the role of the motivator, but tonight that role shifted. The girls, my workout buddies, they were the motivators. And you know what? Once I started working out tonight at the YMCA, I felt much better. I needed that big time today. And this role reversal, it isn't the first time it's happened, and it will not be the last. I'm not perfect, never claimed to be, but I continually strive to understand what I do and why I do it. That's something I never paid much attention to before this journey. And it's one of the many keys to my success so far. I was never honest enough with myself to ever recognize the true motivations of my past bad behaviors. I was too busy eating and not exercising to really pay attention. Not anymore. Oh no, not anymore.
I had a dentist appointment today for a couple of fillings. That was the least of my stress. In fact, Dr. Tyndall makes it very easy. He's really good and so is his staff. I've never felt more comfortable in a dentist chair. After the appointment I drove to the house and relaxed for a little while so the feeling could come back in my face. It did and then I realized how sore my jaw was from opening wide! I wasn't voicing any commercials the rest of the day! I did go back to the studio for a little while in the afternoon to look over production I need to do tomorrow. After leaving the studio I realized that I like using my armrest in the mini-van. I know, it seems so small and not a real big deal, but you see...I never used the armrest before. I just noticed how wonderfully comfortable using the armrest can be! I was always too wide to use the armrest! Not anymore. Oh no, not anymore.
I'm putting today behind me and feeling good about the outcome. My calorie budget was just right, my workout was awesome, and I'm going to bed a little earlier than I normally do. It makes me feel good to be at the point where even the bad days are good when it comes to eating right and working out. I never imagined I would find this place, but it's a nice place to be! Thank you for reading, good night and...