As I was getting out of the shower and contemplating the day’s long list of urgent things I had to do, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I thought, “The next time I look in the mirror, will I look better or worse?” This intrigued me because, of course, I see myself every day in the mirror. . . and certainly one day will not show any noticeable difference either way.
But, what about after 10, 30, or 100 days?
Will I be looking at the same physique three months from now?
The answer to this question will be based on what I do every single day between now and then. Sure, I would love to look better in three months, but this isn’t the sixties, when there was free time for sitting on the porch and chatting with neighbors. I cram something into every waking minute of my day. My time allotment is frequently pinched by urgent things, instead of the ones I consider most important.
Consequently, exercise usually gets bumped by something like work, meetings, kids, lawn care, etc., and I have lost control of my physique to the urgent items in my life. There is a distinction between what is urgent and what is important, and that distinction can make a big difference to my overall happiness.
However, if I bumped one of those urgent items down the list each day and replaced it with my workout, then three months from now, as I am exiting the shower, I will look in the mirror and notice that I look much better and, subsequently, will feel better both physically and mentally.
I don’t always have control over my ever-changing daily schedule of impromptu meetings and crises, but with inerTRAIN, I still have a real person pushing and motivating me—someone to whom I am held accountable—yet, I have full control over the scheduling and can access my personalized workout online 24-7.
As a result, each day as I look in the mirror, I will be able to confidently tell myself that the next time I see my reflection, it will look better.