This morning, I had the same sleepy debate as yesterdayâ€¦ more sleep or exercise. Let me tell you, it is very hard to get up when Iâ€™m staring at this face.
Maggie is the cuddliest puppy around. It is really hard to motivate myself to get up when a chubby little dachshund is snoring softly in my ear.
Anyway â€“ this was one of the moments having a blog really motivated me to make the healthier choice. People ask me if I behave differently because of the blog, and the answer is always that blogging helps hold me accountable to the lifestyle I want to lead. Itâ€™s like having a gym buddy who will be mad if I donâ€™t show up!
So, I was in bed, debating again whether I should skip my workout or snooze another 45 minutes, and then I thought of you guys! And that got me out of bed and away from Maggie.
(Side note â€“ Iâ€™ve had a few people ask me why Maggie is always on the blog and James isnâ€™t as much â€“ donâ€™t worry! I love James just the same. Maggie is just a stick-to-your-side kind of pup and James is more independent so heâ€™s not in as many stories. We go on long walks alone together everyday â€“ heâ€™s never ignored!).
I slammed some orange juice and was out the door faster than you can say, â€œMotivation!â€ Despite the rush-hour traffic to Uptown, I was glad I had chosen the healthier option.
And I was ESPECIALLY thrilled when I got to the pool and discovered the lanes were set up in 50-meters. Normally, itâ€™s 25-yards on Fridays, which I hate! 50 meters is so much more relaxing.
I did 800 meters and dashed back to the house to eat a quick breakfast for leaving for work:
Peanut butter on a Bagel Thin + a blueberry, vanilla Greek yogurt, soy milk, and protein powder smoothie.
Do you have a gym buddy that holds you accountable? Or do you find that blogging is a great way to stay on track with your healthy goals?