Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unexpected Support

Earlier today, I posted a tweet about lacking motivation. I was referring to work, but apparently, no one else thought so. I received an outpouring of supportive and encouraging tweets ... all related to Operation Pro!

This is missing the #officelife tag!
Note to self: Add "#officelife" to all work-related tweets.

At first, I was confused by how people could think I lost some motivation for prep, because I'm more motivated than ever to compete! Admittedly, I have occasional doubts, but my motivation level has never been higher.

Then I made the startling realization that people associate me ONLY with fitness. What most people may not realize (or care) is that I have a desk job and actually spend the majority of my life at work ... not at the gym. Some days I don't even go to the gym! (Thanks to the treadmill in the guest room at home.)

Instead of getting upset or annoyed (which has been happening a lot lately - hey, I've been dieting for over 12 weeks! It's gonna happen.) at the misinterpretation, I decided to just thank people and let them know I appreciate their support. Because really, it was very thoughtful of people to send me support and encouragement! I'm touched that people took the time to send me a note when they thought I was losing motivation toward achieving my goal. It's so nice to know that there's a wonderful group of people - who I've never even met in person - cheering me on.

Thank you to everyone who sent me a note of encouragement this morning! I have since found the motivation to finish the Flash interaction I was working on. :) And you can bet I'll have a great workout in the gym later today!


  1. Love this post =) So many times people really do not realize that our life outside of "fitness" IS the majority and we have to fit workouts in like everyone else. Keep it up. I really enjoy your blog!

  2. Awwww look how loved you are!! (hug!)

  3. Hi! Just found your blog! So excited for you! I did my first ever show in September 2010 (www.frommuffintoptosixpackabs.blogspot.com). I've kind of struggled with getting back into lifting since then...are you in DC? I live in Arlington and need some serious motivation!! What gym do you go to?