Monday, April 14, 2008
10 My Workout, Take Two..... ;-)
OK, well, as you can probably surmise from the lack of a final post yesterday, that run I talked about doing just didn't happen. Yes, I'll admit it, yesterday I was all talk & no action. And I'm honestly not like the majority of the time. If I say I'm going to do something, I usually do it. I'm not a person to make idle threats or promises. I make every effort to keep my word, ("My word is my bond!"), especially with regard to promises made to others, but it's clear that I obviously need to do a better job with myself where exercise is concerned ;-)
I could start in various explanations, "It was rainy & cold & blah, blah, blah," but I know better than to do that. I'm not going to even attempt an excuse. ;-) It's all my doing & I take 100% responsibility. But who cares, because it's not about that. It's about doing the runs, or atleast getting active again on some level.
I don't want to become one of those people who always says "I will," & then never follows through. So, suffice it to say that, instead of blogging about my intentions to do things, maybe it's better that I just do them or not do them, & then blog about it after the fact. It's certainly less embarrassing & probably ends up being much more effective too! ;-)
Also, I noticed that the build-up of expectation is actually part of the problem & not part of the solution. It puts extra stress on a person, & often leads to mental immobility & a general lack of action. So, that's why I'm scaling back my expectations so much. It's a mental game at this point. If I say to myself, "Well how about if I just lace up my sneakers & go for a walk," etc., etc., there's a better chance that once I'm outside that I might say, "Hey, this feels great," & then feel like running after all. Whatever gets you out the door, eh? ;-)