and in a good way...
I have to say that the people at the YMCA that I go to are great. They're always cheery (even at 5am), smiling and welcoming. It makes that 5 am workout a bit easier knowing that the people greeting you are happy you're there. I realize that it's probably part of their job description to welcome you, but I'd like to think that at least half really mean it.
I've been going 6 days a week for the last 2 months. Some days are better than others. Some days it's a struggle to just get there, let alone work out. But I do it knowing that there is not only a far away goal of losing weight, but a daily goal of just saying - Hey I did this today!
This morning, the woman at the front counter said "You're so dedicated. You're here every day." It just brightened my day. Those words, the affirmation, the acknowledgement. It's not that people in my life don't already do this for me, but this was a stranger saying this. I think those words propelled me through a great workout and my smile will propell me through the rest of the week.