Lately, I have been trying to motivate myself to get moving and start getting in shape, but it just hasn’t happened. I suck at motivating myself. The good news is that now, after some introspection, I officially know that I could never be a motivational speaker. So, it wasn’t ALL a big fail.
I keep telling myself that Summer is rapidly arriving which, much to my dismay, means no more wearing jeans everyday. I promised myself I would wear shorts more this Summer, because my husband practically begged me to stop wearing jeans last weekend when it was 80+ degrees out. Why oh why are shorts so tight around the thighs? It’s not like I don’t have the time to work out. I work from home and pretty much make my own time schedule so there should be no excuses! I mean, how hard is it to just walk around the block?!? But I am queen of making excuses; my knee hurts, it’s too hot, just one more chapter, it’s going to be dark soon, tomorrow will be a better day for it. The excuses just go on and on and on. Motivational Speaker I am not, but Professional Excuse Maker, I am!
I obviously have to go about this whole working out thing a different way. What is one thing that I absolutely love that could also perhaps help me work out? Hmmm….I’ve got it, new shoes!! Not just any pair of shoes would work though. I needed to buy a brand new pair of “mom shoes” as I call them, or running shoes as stores like to call them.
Let me tell you, it was soul breaking to even consider “mom shoes.” I’ve dubbed them “mom shoes” because when I see a woman wearing them, out and about, they usually have a crew of kids behind them. I get it, they’re going for comfort over style. They need to be able to, at any second, break into a sprint and chase down their kid who has broken free from the pack. The problem is that I’m not a mom yet! But it’s the mom comfort I need to propel me to workout.
The decision on which to pair to buy took me forever, I hated them all. I finally settled on the pair in the picture above, because I thought they looked a little less “mom-ish” than some of the other pairs. That and the fact that when I wear them, it seriously feels like walking on little clouds. I’ve had them about 2 weeks now and I have yet to break them in. I was on vacation for one of those weeks and catching up on work the following week, but starting Monday there will be NO MORE EXCUSES! Please hold me accountable people!! If new shoes can’t get me to move it and lose it, nothing will! But perhaps, I’m going to need a new outfit first to go with my new shoes? Okay, Tuesday is the day for working out! Monday, I’ll be too busy finding a new workout outfit.