Today is one of those days where it's difficult to think of something to write. I went on a run, 19th mile this week, and ran hard. But it's nothing to write home about, if you catch my drift.
For some reason I started thinking about the question I'm asked over and again, "What's your secret?" More striking than the question is the response I get when I say, "Diet and Exercise." I think I'm going to change my answer to "SACRIFICE."
Anybody that loses weight, stop smoking or drinking, changes careers, goes back to college as an adult, you name it, they all make great sacrifices to be successful.
Here's a list of things I've sacrificed in order to make the changes I've undergone. Keep in mind, not all of these have been completely sacrificed, but are indulgences instead of staples of my daily life.
- Sleeping In
- Blister-Free feet
- Watching television
- Staying up late
- Corn Dogs
- Second helpings of dinner
- Red meat
- Snacks after 7 pm
- Naps after work
- Sometimes, especially when training for a bike race, time with my family!