When the new year began, my husband and I made a promise to eat better and exercise. We even found a way to juggle our schedules and work out at a nearby gym. I am not a fan of exercise and I really hate it when my husband outruns me on the treadmill, but I know that if it were not for him pushing me to go past my comfort zone, I probably would have stopped going and canceled my membership. He holds me accountable for the amount of time I exercise and doesn’t let me negotiate a shorter workout time. I grumble, pout, and complain that I am too tired but he doesn’t let me give up. Since that time, I have increased the amount of time I work out and I feel good about myself. All this because someone wouldn’t let me give up.
This is similar to what this SOLC challenge has done for me. The motto on the two writing teachers’ site says, “Write. It’s good for you” and for me it has been a challenge to write everyday. There have been times when I thought about not writing a new post, but it has been great to read the comments left by other people, and in fact, everyone has held me accountable which has made me want to exercise my writing muscles a little bit more. Thank you for inspiring me through your posts and pushing me to flex my tiny muscles!
By the way, I still can’t outrun my husband on the treadmill, but I am not giving up!