I think there’s a reason why “Just Do It” has been Nike’s ad line for, well, forever. Because it’s so simple, and it’s so true.
Yesterday I was feeling kinda blah. Not sure why, but my energy level was low and so was my motivation. I drove home intending to sit on the couch and catch up on “How I Met Your Mother.” Somehow, from somewhere, though, I got a spark and as soon as I walked in the door, I changed my clothes and walked to Railroad Park for Zumba class.
Of course, I had a great time and it felt great to move and sweat. It’s funny how each time I work out, I feel better about myself, about my body. I think we all simply feel healthier when we exercise. Still, sometimes it’s like moving mountains to get us out the door and to the gym!
This is true for my eating habits as well, sometimes. I know all I have to do is “Just Say No.” No to the cookies or the doughnuts or the queso. But the willpower isn’t always there.
I’ve been doing much better this week with what I’ve been eating than the two weeks prior. I’m hoping that will be reflected on the scale tomorrow! I also know that this time of the month isn’t always my friend, so I’m trying to be realistic and realize that next week may be a better measurement of how I’m really doing, so I just need to keep at it.
Next week is also my birthday! I’m planning to save up a lot of flex points so I can still stay within my Weight Watchers points for the week. But I will probably indulge on my birthday and I’m totally OK with that. I think everyone should forget about calories, at least a little bit, on their birthdays!
How do you get yourself to workout when you’re just not in the mood? What’s a good trick to resist temptations when you’re trying to eat well?