On days when I exercise, I’m much less likely to snarf a huge bowl of Mac and Cheese for lunch. On those big workout days, I tend to eat more veggies, lean meats and whole grains.
It’s not because I think, If got up at Stupid o’clock in the morning to burn 800 calories on a spin bike, I’m not going to eat back that entire amount in cheesy carbs!
It’s generally because I feel awesome about working out and I want to keep that high going. It’s about momentum and it’s about tasting victory.
One good choice in my life almost always leads to another good choice because doing good feels… what’s a good word to use here? AWESOME!
If I wake up and train like an athlete, then I feel all athlety and fierce and it’s only natural that I’ll want to fuel my athletic body with the right kind of fuel.
Choosing to be athletic makes me feel like an athlete. And when I feel like an athlete, I act like an athlete.
The same goes for my parenting. If I make a conscious effort to reach out to one of my kids and ask about his day, then I’m a nicer mom in our next interaction. I feel closer to him. We understand each other better.
Choosing to be nice makes me feel like a nice mom. And when I feel like a nice mom, I act like a nice mom.
So what do you want to be like today? Do one thing that a person like that would do. Savor how it feels and let that momentum carry you away on a pillowy cloud of Awesome.
Take one step forward. Do something good today.