This might sound really stupid, but last night’s episode of Family Guy convinced me to go ahead and get my workout in.
I know, right? But I was sitting there watching the show, killing time before dinner. I don’t even remember what the episode was about, but Peter, the morbidly obese bafoon of a dad walked into the kitchen, bragging about how he went to the gym. Brian, the sophisticated talking dog, made an observation that he only went one time, for 15 minutes.
Peter replied, “yeah, but I’m 15 minutes stronger.”
I don’t know why, but it struck a cord with me, and I immediately hopped on the treadmill. I thought, “Dang it, he’s right. Every minute counts.”
It doesn’t only count towards fitness, either. Every minute you workout gets you closer to your goals, but every extra calorie you consume gets you one calorie further away from your goal. One the flip side, every calorie you slash (within reason) will get you closer.
Remember Peter’s words next time you want ‘just one’ cookie.
Where is the weirdest place you’ve gotten motivation?
Kelly Turner is a Seattle area ACE Certified Personal Trainer, health and fitness writer for DietsinReview.com. To contact Kelly with any questions, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.