What I Really Want
Discipline is remembering what you want.
I've been climbing these stairs. A new part of my daily workouts that I've added to the jump roping and strength training.
I usually do my rope work, then I run to the park, and do the stairs. It makes me feel great. This feeling gets me rejuvenated about the refocus and recommitment that I have made to prioritize fitness in my life.
Even with the refocus and recommitment, there are times when things happen. Like yesterday, when chocolate-covered raisins entered our house. There they were. Looking yummy ... ready for me to gobble them up.
But then I asked myself: "What do you want?"
"I want to be fit."
And in that moment, I remembered that as tempting as those chocolate-covered raisins are, what I really and truly want (more than any decadant snack) is to be fit. To be strong. To look great. To wear this bikini this summer. By remembering what I want, I was able to discipline myself and choose not to eat the choclate-covered raisins.
Every day, as I choose fitness, I think of the others in my life who have made a commitment to choose fit ... like Beth, Jenelle, Sarah, Jenn, and so many others. And I think to myself ... if they are working hard and exercising discipline, I need to work hard, and to stay focused on what I really want.