Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Finally... Some Motivation!

This past weekend we worked at the Georgia state high school cheerleading competition.  Oh. My. Gosh.  These girls were so talented!

Insanely flexible!

Let me preface a smidge.  I told my parents at age 4 that I wanted to be a cheerleader when I grew up.  Then in elementary school when I wanted to cheer for a peewee football team, my parents said no. *Tear*  Now, I can't hate them too much since I did, at some point, do the following in elementary school: ballet, tap, gymnastics, poms, flags, baton, softball, swim team, piano, cello, youth group and of course, soccer.  (I played soccer for 10 years, including high school).  Anyway, the closest I ever came to cheerleading was the junior high dance team and-- much, much later-- a month on the cheer & stunt team at Purdue.  Suffice it to say I've loved cheerleading for a couple decades =)

Back to 2011.  Emm and I both whine nonstop about our bodies, since our usual schedule makes it difficult to workout regularly, and impossible to eat anywhere besides restaurants for every meal.  No, seriously-- I've only been home for about 40 hours in the last 3+ months (and sadly, a lot of hotels don't have fridges) so all of our meals are bought at restaurants.

Naturally, with all these insanely athletic (and flexible- yikes!) girls between 14 and 18, Emm and I spent the weekend green with envy. I know, I know... Exodus 20:17 says not to covet but that is probably the Commandment that I struggle with most.

Tan and thin-- but strong!

Anyway, after spending the weekend around all these thin, flexible, tan girls, Emm and I used our jealousy to motivate ourselves.  We've worked out three days in a row and even found a tanning salon near our hotel.  It's time for a change!  We're staying on the 5th floor of our hotel so we've also been taking the stairs every time we come and go, and we've been doing our best to eat lower-carb and lower-fat.

I guess sometimes, a little jealousy can go a long way!

Have a great night =)