Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What a Pill

These days you can take a pill for just about anything.  Want to feel happy?  Take a pill.  Want to be less anxious?  Take a Pill.  Want to curb your appetite?  Want your wiener (in an effort to keep this PG rated) to work properly?  Want to get pregnant?  Want to not get pregnant?  Want to _____(you fill in the blank)?  Take a pill.  I am not saying you shouldn't take pills, and I'm not saying they shouldn't be offered. 

My only issue is that I have yet to see an advertisement for pills that will motivate you.  One that will make you crave working out, and allow you to save the time you spend each day that you currently spending talking yourself into going to the gym.  A pill that will make baked chicken breasts seasoned with Mrs. Dash (or other no-salt seasoning) and steamed veggies seem much more appealing than a pizza or burger and fries ever could!  Some genius out there must be sick of wasting all of this time in self-talk....or maybe I am the only one?  Maybe I am the only person that has to give themselves a lengthy pep talk to get their exercise in?  Some days it is no problem - I want to get out there - but those days are few and far between right now!  Maybe there is a diet pill on the market that deadens your taste buds, so you can't actually taste what you are eating?  So baked chicken and pizza taste the same?  If not - I would like someone to invent these drugs immediately!  Since I am making my ridiculous wish list, maybe they could also be a vitamin - so I only have to remember to take one pill a day?  (It is amazing how hard it is to remember to take my vitamins!!  I am starting to worry that my brain is shutting down!)

While I was at the gym today, daydreaming about my new pill that will make getting there a complete joy, I decided that I will try and use my tiny accomplishments as "pills" in the meantime.  When I don't want to go to the gym, or feel like it really isn't going to make that big of a difference if I go or not - I am going to remember.  I am going to remember what it felt like the first time I could put my ankle to my knee while sitting on a chair.  I am going to remember how excited I was (and still kind of am) to be able to sit cross-legged on the floor (granted, I am in sweat pants, and do it with my left leg crossed last {I had surgery on that knee in 9th grade, and it has been a bit of a pain lately} but they still cross!!).  I am going to remember how much easier it is to get to the floor, and get up from the floor.  I am going to remember how much easier stairs are now.  I am going to remember how nice it is to finally fit into that size smaller jeans (which it has been entirely too long since I got to do.  I need to get my butt moving).  I am going to remember how miserable I was, and how much better I feel after losing only 1/4 of the weight I want to lose.  I am going to remember "Fat Intervention" (which I can now look back on with a smile) and remember that people love me, and believe in me, and want me to succeed - and remember that I am also one of those people.  I am going to remember how good it feels when I am done, and get to walk out the door of that gym.

So if any of you out there can get on developing these drugs, I would really appreciate it!  Until then, I'll just have to keep figuring out ways to motivate myself. 

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Nad,
    This is a great entry and yes, you do have many people that love you and want you to reach your goal. Be sure to remember that first and foremost.

    Love Dad

  2. Nad, Maybe you should try seasonal allergies? I can't breathe, let alone smell or taste anything. Maybe the doc can give you a shot of seasonal allergies to help you not wanting to taste things? It might be worth a try. :)

  3. Nat,
    Although wt loss it not a glamerous process it challanges who you are, what you are and where you want to be. Days add up to weeks weeks add up to months and then a year has gone by. You can be at your goal wt or close just keep your eye on the prize. Use some pizza sause on your baked chicken it's delishous give up calories not flavor you can do it!!!!! Rock on with your bad self your worth it. love lisa

  4. May I say how much I enjoyed reading this post? Super! I too practice the art of self talk, totally encouraged by my grandmother who used to say that "talking to yourself is a sign of genius".


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