Today, while fixing mac and cheese for the boys I was hit with a realization...my attitude about fitness has changed. When I started this blog three weeks ago I had a "best effort" attitude...as in, I will give this my best effort but I really don't enjoy it. I now have more of a "what took me so long" attitude.
How do I know? I find myself looking forward to my morning ride. I go to bed and I think about riding in the morning. When my alarm goes off I no longer hesitate to leave my cozy sleeping quarters. I don't lay in bed for "five more minutes." When my husband brought up how we can shift things with his change in work schedule I didn't hesitate at the thought of getting up a half hour earlier-I was happy about it. I am looking ahead and trying to plan out what to do when it gets colder. I am feeling better than ever and wondering what the heck I ever had against fitness in the first place.
I think the biggest shift is in the fact that I no longer look for excuses. Yes, it is still really me talking. I used to be so happy when it was raining in the morning...giving me an excuse to stay home and go nowhere and do nothing. Now, if it rains I try to plan out how I can go for a ride later or what I can do instead. I no longer tell myself that I "don't have time." What the h*ll? If I have time to sit on my butt and watch TV or play around on the computer I think there is time in my day to fit in a workout. I really can't pinpoint when the attitude shift happened but it sure feels good :o)