Friday, July 6, 2012
It's A Deal
The "said no one, ever" schtick on Pinterest is getting a little old - I laughed out loud when it was about the beauty (or lack thereof) of crocks, but since then it has been pretty lame, until I stumbled on this one yesterday.
A truer story has never been told -- with the exception of the day I broke my elbow, walking, I've probably never regretted a single workout that I've completed -- only the ones I didn't. I always make a little deal with myself that if I start a workout and it is totally miserable, I can quit after 10 minutes.
I've never quit.
As with most things in life, taking the first step the hardest. Once you get past that initial inertia, the momentum (and endorphins!), keep you moving forward, propelled by your success.
An object in motion stays in motion, after all.
Being at home this week, I've remembered what it feels like to have the luxury of time. I have remembered how easy it is for me to "find time" to exercise when I'm home all day -- because frankly, a good workout is what I normally WANT to be doing, it is just really hard after a long day at work. I haven't had to talk myself into a single workout this past week -- and that is in spite of the hottest weather I remember in my life (heat index of over 100 almost every single day this week), which usually shuts me down in a moment flat.
In addition to burning a million calories (4 treadmill sessions, 2 swims, hours of yard work), I've also been incredibly productive - the house is clean, the dishes and laundry are done... the carpets have been stretched and professionally cleaned, and the windows all washed (insides, outsides, screens, and sills). I've had a nice dinner ready almost every night, and all my lunches, with the exception of yesterday's Subway, have been eaten from my own kitchen.
I love my job and I'm very passionate about what I do, but what I love more is my LIFE -- this week was a good reminder to stop and smell the roses, and in doing so, things seem to magically prioritize themselves in the order of your interests and goals.
The Hubs and I are heading off to the family lake home after he's off work today -- just for one night, as Sunday we need to spend some time putting final touches on the house before we meet with the realtor Monday night. It will cap off an already-perfect week for me -- I haven't been there in well over a year and haven't seen my niece and nephew enough lately.
And then, ugh, Monday. I anticipate some re-entry shock.
Painting the bathroom
Pack for cabin
Exercise (either pool or treadmill, TBD)
Off and running,