So one might assume that, because we are bloggers and give our opinions on many different things to many different people, we are narcissistic and take ourselves very seriously. While Ally is quite the opposite, in my case, you’re probably right. I don’t at all mean that I don’t care about anyone else or that I look at myself in the mirror all the time because, in all reality, it’s only some of the time. JOKING!
I know, I know, I just posted about how getting fit is good for your mind. But seriously…I’d be lying to myself and to you if I didn’t say that being fit can be just as much about health as it is about looking awesome. And I’m here to tell you that it’s OK.
Of course, I’m not recommending going crazy about it. There are more important things in life, and being obsessed with being healthy doesn’t make you healthy. But, if you’re single and trying to impress a new mate (yes, I said mate), or if you’re in a steady relationship and want to keep up appearances, it’s ok to use that as motivation. I exercise and try to eat right because I want to feel good and like what I see in the mirror, but I also want Ally to like what she sees. Physical attraction is part of what makes a relationship work, and these chiseled features don’t come without a little sweat, you know? (Again, I kid!)
Relationships are a lot like exercising. You’ve got to give a little to get a little, if you know what I mean. And if you can’t get up off the couch yourself, then you’ve got to find something (or someone) that will make you do it.
FIND YOUR MOTIVATION! Maybe, for you, it’s watching “The Biggest Loser,” which we just started doing. You might tape a picture of David Beckham to the fridge to remind yourself to watch it with the beer. Work out with a friend or significant other and remember that you’re doing something good for your body and for theirs. Don’t use Madonna as a role model….she’s GROSS.
I’ll say it again….I don’t take myself too seriously (most of the time). BUT, I do take being healthy and staying fit seriously, and I think you should too. You’ll feel good about yourself, and the benefits go way beyond. Motivation doesn’t always have to be something deep and full of meaning. So long as you’re being smart and not taking it to extremes, it’s ok to be a little full of yourself. You’re working hard, and there’s no shame in taking a look in the mirror and humming “I’m Too Sexy.” If it gets you off your ass, then just do it. (Hi, Nike! Please send me stuff!)
How do you stay motivated? Let me know!