This morning, I had the same sleepy debate as yesterday… more sleep or exercise. Let me tell you, it is very hard to get up when I’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 – 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. It’s like having a gym buddy who will be mad if I don’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 – I’ve had a few people ask me why Maggie is always on the blog and James isn’t as much – don’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 he’s not in as many stories. We go on long walks alone together everyday – he’s never ignored!).
I slammed some orange juice and was out the door faster than you can say, “Motivation!” 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, it’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?
My blog helps me stay motivated, but so does my husband! We are both training for the same events, and both being very competitive… well, if I skip a workout, he may do better than me! (Which he does anyway, genetics will kill you.) 😛
And that picture of Maggie is sooooo cute – I’d have a hard time leaving that cuddly ball of fur too!