On Saturday night, my husband and I were talking about our plans for Sunday. We planned to visit friends for lunch. I mentioned that I wanted to take a class at the gym in the morning. However, when I woke up on Sunday (well, when my 5 year old woke me up), I didn’t feel like working out. I just wasn’t in the mood so I decided to skip the gym. When my husband came downstairs an hour or so later, he asked “Aren’t you going to work out?” I replied, “No, I’m too tired. I want to go back to bed” and started walking upstairs. He looked shocked and said “You know you will feel better if you work out. Hey, I woke up just so you could go work out!”
I got to my bedroom and looked at the soft, cozy covers. I knew climbing back in bed would feel so delicious. Instead, I put on my workout clothes. I knew I would feel much better if I worked out. When I went downstairs, I shocked my husband once again. “Where are you going?” he asked. “Duh, I’m going to the gym!” It made me laugh seeing his surprised face.
When you work out at The Bar Method, you have to sign up for classes way ahead of time. Sometimes that would frustrate me because there were some days when I just didn’t want to work out. But I had to since I had signed up. Now, I can definitely see the positive aspect of being held accountable. It’s just too easy to crawl back to bed and put the covers over your head.
I don’t normally need to be held accountable for exercising. I was never the type to need to work out with a friend for motivation. I was always my own inspiration. However, it’s clear that I do need a kick in the butt sometimes!