Thursday, November 22, 2007

What Motivation????

Cousin calls me "from work" (I think she was home calling from her cell) saying that it will be a while till she gets home - maybe I just want to go without her. Nope I tell her - I have no plans for the evening - whatever time she gets home is fine. Then she says, well, it will be a while, there will be traffic and I haven't finished my articles yet for my class tomorrow.

That's right - she pulled the University card. So, she didn't run. And neither did I. I did have a great session with my personal trainer though. It was so hard, it made me nauseous! But in a good way.

So then yesterday, was supposed to go to gym with dif friend, until her furnace broke (and of course, the temp dropped!) and by the time she got the repair man in and out - no workout time.

I was really mad for a while at my cousin and at myself. The next time I see her, she is going to complain about her weight, or her lack of stamina running. Maybe I should have pushed harder, but in the end, she has to want it also.

So, from now on I'm going to make my time to do whatever, and if I can have company - great - but if their furnace breaks or their paper isn't done, then they will miss out. I over accommodated and then I missed out myself. That doesn't help anyone. And it makes me grumpy and off program. I was counting on those points. Ok, I need to let it go.

In the meantime, I have to find someone to encourage this week as part of the NewYear'sBest challenge on SparkPeople. That is really coming along, and everyone is having great progress. Of course, we all have our ups and downs, but the over all trend is down, which is awesome!! I really like being a team leader.

To my buddies south of the border: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday full of good times, small portions of quality food, and good finds at your sales tomorrow!!


  1. Sorry to hear that you missed out on your workouts because you were trying to be nice. That sucks. (It's happened to me before too. That's why I generally make plans to work out but not to work out with people. They can show or not!)
    I'm sure you will find someone great to support this week. I've already got someone in mind myself. Just have to get to work on it!

  2. ARGH I hate when people bail on exercise plans, it's really hard to go on your own once the plan has changed.
    It's true though, you can only encourage them so much, they have to want it themselves!
    Have a great weekend :)

  3. Hooray for your plan. My workout buddy has twice gone without me because I had other crap to do. Once, I just skipped that session, but the next time, I made it up the next day. Her continuing to do it without me made me feel like a loser! So I have to make it up just to keep up with her! You've been kicking butt, so keep up the good work.

    So, I'm on my second glass of wine in 8 hours, and I'm totally thinking of you. I'm tossing the rest out right now. My food turned out delicious, by the way, and I ate small portions, only one yeast roll, a bite of nasty processed cheesecake, and the glass and 1/2 of wine. I did great! I feel great, and I think I will be able to not die during my :20 run tomorrow!

    You have inspired and encouraged me, so add that to your challenge! And by the way, I tagged you!

  4. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I think you've got it right...if they show up great! If not, oh well! I've tried the workout buddy thing a few times, but It's never really worked. I usually end up with someone who's not as committed, or someone who on a different schedule than me. I'm all alone! Oh well...

  5. I think it's great that you're going to use your own internal motivation! That's the best plan for a lifetime of fitness!

  6. *hangs head* I'm the worst when it comes to pulling the "I've got school work" card. You are right though, it always comes back to bite me in the arse. I hope you make it to your next run and when you are looking amazingly hot, and they are wondering why they aren't, you can just tell them the truth....because you ran and they didn't.

    Thanks for the holiday wishes! When you said "south of the border" I was thinking Mexico... until I realized most of the blogs I read are written by Canadians. LoL. Gave me a good chuckle.