My friends are the best.
They make silly faces with me in public.
They assist me when I want to canoe in a man-made lake.
They “Colleen’s had too much to drink” dance with me.
They don’t mind that I have no shame.
And they motivate me! Today I was g-chatting with my friend Ashley and we were both half-complaining that we didn’t want to work out this afternoon.
I was tired. She had been having a rough day. But we both got off around the same time and I said “I’ll work out if you work out.” And that was it. Even though she’s in Philly and I’m in Fairfax, it was all I needed to get my butt into gear.
When I got home, I thought about not working out. I thought about having a bowl of cereal instead, even though I wasn’t hungry. I even said out loud to no one but myself “I just don’t feel like it.”
Let’s be serious, the fact that I was complaining out loud to myself was alarming. I knew Ashley was going to go to the gym, but I would have felt like such an ass if I told her I just didn’t feel like it.
And no one enjoys feeling like a jackass
So I popped in P90X and managed a sweaty workout. I feel better than I did when I got home this afternoon. I felt sluggish and bored after work. Now I don’t! I’m so thankful I had Ashley to motivate me
Now it’s time for dinner! Catch you all tomorrow!
Let’s chat –
Who motivates you?
Do you like to workout with a friend or by yourself? I’d much rather workout by myself any day!