Early on I started posting fitness entries on Facebook. The C25k app did so with just a click of a button. And I started talking about my goals there. One of my friends jokingly referred to it as “Shane’s daily fitness guilt trip” or something of the sort.
But that’s not why I do it. Its a form of motivation for me.
Everyone knows now that I’m trying to become more fit and reach some achievable goals. Everyone knows when I complete another C25k workout, or a milestone in the Insanity workout, or when I lose weight or gain muscle.
And more importantly, everyone will know if I quit.
I hate quitting. I hate having to admit that I failed at something. So when I’m standing there, not feeling good, trying to will myself to work out when I really don’t want to, I’m faced with a choice:
“What’s worse? The workout I’m about to do, or admitting to the world that I failed.”
And then I work out.