Thursday, March 17, 2011


Last night I got to lift with a good friend and it really made my day. As I said, I have been super tired and worn down. Having a friend around to help push you is incredibly helpful. Even more so when they are as positive as this one is. She has such a happy outlook on life even when she is over worked and wiped out too.

Gandhi said: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." When you are positive and happy it changes the people around you. I need to try to be more positive.

That is my next goal: be positive or at the very least don't be such a downer. I told her that I behave better when she is around. She asked me if I meant food or exercise.... I said both.

It is true, if you have a partner in the fitness / health thing you are better about it. Cynthia Breazeal did an experiment where she gave people on a diet either a computer, a robot, or a pen and paper to record their diet. The people with the robot had the best out come because they felt like they had someone to report to. They had a connection to their robot and did not want to let it down. Here is a photo of said Robot, from Dr Breazeal's website:

I personally would rather report to this one:

1 comment:

  1. I think that thing would just terrify me into compliance. So, still a success, I guess. Except for the nightmares.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better :)