Being skinny takes commitment. You can’t take the easy way out even if it means braving 10 below weather or a monsoon. Skinny people have mystical powers which allows them to over come obstacles that daunt the overweight.
An example of this is their ability to keep that appointment they made with themselves for a daily workout. Breaking this appointment is not taken lightly. And some actually feel so bad that they eat less or workout more the next day to make up for it!
Here in the land of the “physically aware” — also known as Southern California — I see examples of this everyday.
Now, I know the songs states “it never rains in southern California”, but yeah every now and then it does. You would think that this would be a welcomed change. A guilt-free opportunity to take a break from an early morning or lunch time run.
NO! To the skinny, this is an opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zone, to push it to the LIMIT!
Of course I have an example.
Recently during one of the rare occasions when Southern Cal gets its share of the wet stuff, I watched a man running across a crosswalk. He was dressed in shorts and a tank top as if he was participating in the LA Marathon. My first haterish thought was, “That guy is crazy!” but later I concluded, “That guy has commitment”.
He has made a decision to take his health seriously and he isn’t going to let a little spring shower stop him. This guy was serious! I felt a little ashamed knowing I once stood in the rain for 2 hours at a Luther Vandross concert, but I won’t even leave my house in the rain to go to the gym!?!
Hopefully this blog will help me be committed to my goal by making me accountable to each of you.
The next time it rains or you’re tired after work, I challenge you to keep that date with a “heart pounding” workout!
Besides weather, what obstacles do you let keep you from working out?