Willpower - noun - control of one's impulses and actions
Willpower is a funny thing because a person's level of willpower varies greatly depending on the situation. For example, I have developed a lot of willpower when it comes to running. I successfully control my impulse to sit on the couch, curl up in the bed, do anything that isn't running when I know I should be running. This is great considering my current situation.
Today was a real test of my willpower. I felt tired all day, it was a struggle for me to even get out of the bed. I'm sure I hit the snooze button at least three times. Once I made it to work and had my breakfast and a cup of coffee I was STILL tired. I just wanted to go to sleep at my desk but considering that I have no WALLS and everyone in the office would see me asleep I thought it would be best that I tough it out and stay awake. *I miss my office!* I would also like to note that I demonstrated lots of willpower when I didn't kick a hole in the stupid printer that breaks once a week. I think it is evil and is out to get me.
The place where I lack willpower is when it comes to food. I just can't pass up a cookie or ice cream or pretty much anything that contains sugar. If I go out to eat and I have two choices on the menu: juicy burger or healthy salad - I'm going to choose the burger EVERY time. I know I should eat the salad, I'll even go as far as to say I want to eat the salad but I just can't order the salad. I'm trying to do better though...I really DO want to lose this gill.... I've found if I limit my options I can do pretty well. I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning and that works well for me. If I bring my lunch then I can also stay in line. Where I get in trouble is if I have to make a choice, if things aren't already planned out then I'm going to go for what I want and not what I know is best for me.
Oh well, all I can say is that it is a good thing I at least have the willpower to run, otherwise who knows what kind of shape I'd be in!