I “liked” the P90X page on Facebook the other day, and I was really struck by Tony Horton’s post today:
Write down how you feel when you blow off your workout. Write down how you feel the moment your workout is over. Compare the two.
Typically people make choices that have positive consequences or ramifications for themselves. In other words, they feel good.
So, why am I all too often choosing the thing that makes me feel BAD (not exercising, eating poorly, etc.)? I feel incredible atfter a hard workout and my body feels great after a refreshing salad. Why have I convinced myself that I feel good after eating pizza or pasta?
Sure, those foods taste good. But I feel greasy, bloated and queasy when I’m done eating. Why would I CHOOSE to feel that way?
Tony’s post inspired me to get my butt off the couch (oh yeah, did I mention that I broke my TV challenge 80 hours in?) and go for a walk with the husband and pups. We had a really nice time and said hello to a bunch of neighbors (including a small child who waved at me from the window and told me all about going to the far away park with his friend Amanda, despite the fact that he had no idea who I was). It was so much more pleasant than a night stuck indoors.
So I am telling myself right here and right now: Choose what makes you REALLY feel good–not what tastes good for two minutes and not what is easier. You’ll be so much happier in the long run!