I think it’s strange where motivation comes from. I post links to my blog on my Facebook page so that people who know me personally can read if they choose. I can say that I am often surprised to hear from friends of the past and this was no exception. A childhood friend of mine, one who I have not seen for years sent me a message on Facebook letting me know that he was reading my blog and shared with me a link to a website that showcases a documentary about the health of America.
The link is: http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/ Its 100% free to watch!
The old friend said that he found it inspirational and I looked forward to getting home from work all day. After my boys fell asleep the time came, I streamed it to my TV via my iPad and watched the inspirational documentary unfold. It ended close to 11 o’clock and I jumped out of my bed and kissed my wife good night and high tailed it to the gym.
I have to be honest, my eating has stayed on plan but my exercise has fallen slightly from my original goal of going 6-7 times a week. My life has been very busy lately with visitors from out of town and then moving the following weekend. I found myself quickly adapting the “I will do it tomorrow” mentality and I didn’t like it. It’s tough to find the time and the desire to exercise every day, but I have put myself in a position where I have no choice but to make the time. My 6-7 times a week fell to 3-5 times over the last two weeks, it almost felt like a vacation, one that in my mind I have not earned.
To that old friend, I thank you for the kind words as well as the motivation. I did find it ironic that I found myself doing laps in the swimming pool because of what you shared! (Hint he was and I am assuming still is a great swimmer)
Until Next Time – Warrior in Training