Confession Time

I’ve been working out at the gym for a few months now and some of my motivations are healthy.  I would like to increase my strength and endurance, tone up, and generally establish an example of healthy habits for my kids. But, I must admit I have a few selfish and vain reasons for motivating myself. It gives me time away from the kids. When I’m on the treadmill or lifting weight no one is whining. My internal monologue doesn’t count. 

The other reason is worse, pure vanity.  I want to be in better shape for the upcoming ConvergeSouth conference and the hosted dinner. I know it’s silly, but I’ll be meeting a lot of people and well, there you have it.

Once the conference is over I wonder how I’ll convince myself to load all the munchkins into the car when I’d rather sit on my behind. I’m currently operating under the assumption that it will be a habit by mid-October.


#1 Margo on 09.06.08 at 10:45 am

I don’t have a membership at World anymore. Mike’s going to get me one over there where you are. I’m planning on going on Monday and Wednesday mornings while the kids are out of my hair. Maybe we can be gym buddies again? I’m feeling like I might actually stay motivated this time.

#2 jaz on 09.09.08 at 1:14 pm

Actually, pure vanity can be surprisingly effective in terms of motivation…

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