November 15, 2012

Gym Motivation of the Day

I have been on a kick of making dinner after work lately.  Makes it so much easier to eat healthy when I cook a good meal, plus I really enjoy cooking.  Last night, after I worked out with my trainer I went home and cooked Thai Chicken Peanut Spaghetti Squash.  Turned out great!

I have been trying to think of a new recipe to cook for dinner tonight and then it hit me.  Crap, I have to go to the gym tonight.  How did I forget?  On Monday and Wednesday I worked out with my trainer and I skipped the gym on Tuesday for the Eric Church concert.  I haven't gone to my actual gym since Sunday so it kind of just slipped my mind.  Instantly, in my mind I thought, great now I can't make dinner and have to eat crap.

Hold up blondie!  I don't have to do anything.  Going to the gym is the most ridiculous excuse to eat junk food.  Sure, I am not going to get home until about 8pm or so but either way, I am determined not to pick up a bag of chips after the gym.  Totally defeats the purpose of going to the gym!

So, tonight is going to be hard.  My problem is that I don't like to eat dinner before the gym because I feel too slugglish.  But, making dinner at 8pm and eating around 9pm isn't healthy either. I honestly don't know what the solution is but I do know a bag of chips is not the answer.  If I want to get healthy and spend my evenings at the gym, I can't eat processed junk food afterwards.  I want this too bad for myself to make any more excuses and eat like crap.  Not going to happen.  This is just an obstacle, challenging my drive and motivation.  I want this so bad for myself and I will find a way around this and succeed.

Today, this is what is motivating me to get to the gym:

1. I can't wait to do some cardio, love it.
2. I would really like to sign up - and run - a 5K in the near future.
3. I am sick of feeling embarrassed when I eat in front of others.
4. I don't want to be ashamed of my weight anymore.
5. I want to be able to buy any pair of boot I want - and have them fit over my calves.
6. I want people to be able to just look at me and know I am happy.
7. I don't want to be one of those people who only goes to the gym after the new year - then quit a month later.
8. I like being able to tell people I work out daily.
9. I want to have nice legs - long muscular legs.
10. I want to be able to actually wear shorts next summer - haven't worn shorts in YEARS.
11. If I want to see results, I need to put in the work - and change my eating habits.
12. I want my clothes to fit looser and I want others to notice.
13. Working out makes me feel really good about myself.
14. I am proud of the progress I have made.
15. I want to continue growing - I love the person I am becoming.



  1. Hey do u have your eyes on any 5ks yet? I am thinking of doing the same myself...

    1. Not any particular 5Ks, I just really want to get back running again and I want to do a few races. Figure a 5K is the best place to start.

  2. Maybe on days you go to the gym and want to make dinner try going to the gym for only an hour instead of 2 hours.

    1. I usually go to the gym for 60-90 minutes, but the drive to the gym in the evenings is 20+ minutes each way.