The people at work think I’m crazy, but I feel like they’re amused to the point where they’re laughing with me and not at me. Whenever I go back to make coffee — and doing morning radio, coffee is LIFE! — in those 30 to 60 seconds or so that it takes for the Keurig to heat up and brew my next cup, I do pushups against the counter or lunge down the hall and back, or I just stand there and squat over and over until my coffee is ready. Do I look a little silly? Yes. But does it make a difference? I think so! At least it does mentally! And if I end up doing three sets of something during the course of the morning, that’s better than doing three sets of nothing, right? And maybe I’m motivating someone in the office to get more physical…who knows!
I’m just looking for opportunities to be healthier and take advantage of any little opportunities to move my body and stay motivated. I’m squatting here and lunging there. I’m keeping a bottle of water with me at all times. I’m preparing food ahead of time so when I’m craving the wrong things and I’m tempted to go off the rails, I’m ready with a healthier alternative. I’m changing the way I shop for foods. I’m leaning on my boyfriend for support and motivation. I’m setting a healthy example for my daughter.
I’d say that 18 days in, I am on the right track!! I feel like my mind is right and I’m getting positive reactions to the changes I’m making. And what a difference it makes in your motivation when people actually start telling you they notice. And there’s no harm in asking those closest to you to say something when they see honestly notice the changes in you. I’ve asked! And sometimes it’s taken a good month or so, but I know when they finally say something, they really mean it. And the difference it makes in my attitude is HUGE! So ask for help! Ask for feedback!