Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be a Positive Influence

When you workout where do you go? Do you hide out so that no one will see you? Do you flaunt for all to see?

I would like to encourage you to go out, be seen. Be a positive influence. What if someone sees you running and thinks, “Man, I should go for a run today.” Or, “Wow, look at those legs! I’m going to work towards having legs like that!” On the flip side you might work a little harder knowing someone could be watching you. You don’t want that guy sitting in the line at the drive through to think you can’t finish that mile. You can do this!

What about in the gym? That girl on the treadmill that has been scared to use the free weights. What if she sees you and gains the confidence to try it herself? What if a guy sees you press as much as him and takes it as a personal challenge to push himself a little harder? If you know people are watching you are you likely to lift a little more? Pull out one more rep? Keep a little better form?

Go for it, get out there, be seen. Help someone else get off of their butt and push yourself a little harder.

1 comment:

  1. From: Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG

    Hello Meg,
    Just a quick email to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘ANYTIME’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…Over 41K folks at your access.) I am currently following you now and am awaiting for your follow-back...

    All the very best for the rest of 2013 & beyond Meg. Look forward to hearing from you…

    (PS. Meg, should you follow back, I'll be mentioning you in my #FollowFriday #Shoutouts this week...)