• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 192 (Bras, Books and Motivation)

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    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  3.00 miles;  Running Total: 145.85 miles)

    Day 192 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I’ve talked before about the hardest part of working out is getting dressed. The first thing I do in the morning is get up put on workout clothes.

    Because here’s what happens when I don’t.

    The kids were out of school for Martin Luther King Jr. day. We were moving slow and I had no reason to move any faster.

    I did not get dressed. I was completely happy in my oversize t-shirt and baggy sweat pants.

    I made a cup of coffee, grabbed my book-in-progress from my nightstand, (Gillian Flynn’s novel Dark Places. You might recognize her name from a little phenomenon called Gone Girl) and plopped down on the couch.

    And that is where I stayed for the next six hours.

    Yeah the book is the definition of a page turner (Gillian Flynn rocks), but you know what kept me on that couch more than anything? The thought of having to get up and put on a bra.

    I’ve run more than a hundred miles while on chemotherapy and yet this itty bitty little chore was just too much.

    This reconfirmed that my motivation to do anything at all is directly tied to whether or not I’m wearing a bra.

    Also, the type of bra makes a difference.

    Wearing a sports bra?

    I can conquer anything. I will climb mountains and leap from tall buildings and I bet if I try really hard I can fly.

    A push up bra?

    Give me a red dress, six inch heels and a catwalk and I will rock that shit.

    Regular bra?

    Eh. I’m decent. Maybe I’ll go to Target. I might even clean up the house.

    No bra?

    *makes farting noise with mouth* TWO THUMBS DOWN. I won’t move from the couch except to get more coffee or maybe some ice cream. But I’ll have to eat the ice cream out of the carton with the ice cream scoop because finding a bowl is just too much trouble.

    A bra is crucial to my motivation.

    So tomorrow I will reassert my practice of getting up and immediately putting on workout clothes. This practice sets my mind for the day, reminds me what my priorities are (Number one being: Move my ass).

    Today’s silver lining: The book was awesome, by the way. If you’re a fan of Gone Girl, you should totally check it out.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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3 Responsesso far.

  1. Pat Sincox says:

    I have a whole new appreciation for the real meaning of the bra now. I have to admit that I have enjoyed and still enjoy the natural curves of the unencumbered female anatomy. However, I never really thought of the bra as a motivational tool. You continue to surprise and challenge me, Meghan.

  2. Monica says:

    Yep, that’s pretty much how I feel too. If I don’t get dressed right away, then the day’s a gonner!
    Thanks for the info on Dark Places. I did read Gone Girl and really liked it, plus I saw the movie.

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