Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Convincing myself

This morning I made plans to go to the gym tonight. I packed my gym clothes, picked out a new gym book, and put it all in the trunk of my car. But when I got off work 14 hours later, I did not want to go to the gym. I wanted to go home. I really did not want to drag my sorry ass to the gym. So I started to try and convince myself. I gave myself the whole, "You never regret going to the gym, but you always regret not going". And, "You have to lose 13 pounds in a month to hit your goal".  And, "Go while you have the opportunity, you may not get a chance tomorrow". 

I went to the gym and do you want to know the argument that finally worked on me?

I had packed my Vote Obama shirt and I thought to myself, "This will be the last time I can wear it and still be relevant." 

That's what did it. What does that say about me and my commitment to working out?

Here's me in my shirt: