I've been thinking about this word all day. Sacrifice: NOUN the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone.
I've been thinking about this word because people always use it when they are dieting and I have recently used it in my life. I've heard "I'm sacrificing my daily glass of wine to get into a smaller size of jeans" or "I have to sacrifice my sleep to workout in the morning"<<<<This was mine. So it got me thinking....are we REALLY sacrificing? I mean, if you're going to sacrifice your sleep by getting up early in the morning, you can go to bed earlier the night before...right? And that glass of wine, or piece of chocolate or night of chips, salsa and margaritas.....is that a life or death situation? Water...you need, oxygen...you need, but wine? Chocolate?
Then I got thinking about what I am sacrificing my sleep (at the time) was for. Being a mom now, I only have a small window in which I can train. Mostly because I want to be able to spend as much time as I possibly can with my daughter when she is not sleeping. So getting up an hour early to train so I can spend that time with her...is that sacrificing? Now that I think about it...no.
I also have been looking at my goal and why I am "sacrificing" or getting up early. My newest goal, my bikini competition, is huge! At least for me. And if that means for the next 10.5 weeks (OH CRAP!) I have to get up an hour, possibly 2 hours, early..then that is what I have to do. I won't be doing it forever, unless I want to.
So...what are you "sacrificing" and is it worth it to you????