Why Is Something that Feels SO Good SO Hard to Do? I'm Talking About Exercise!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
I am so sure I am not alone in asking this question. I have asked myself the question many times in my years on this earth, and three events of this week have converged to inspire this blog. One was a Spark conversation I had with a Spark Buddy, and two of the things happened this morning.
The first thing that happened this morning is that I got up and exercised, and I feel great. The second thing that happened is that after I exercised, when I sat down at the computer with my bottle of nice cold water to do a little Sparking, I saw a post from my good friend Lynn (OMELYN), who has re-committed herself to exercise this week is is bursting with energy, I mean, her energy was just leaping out of the computer at me. So, it got me to thinking...
I have been a fan of morning exercise most of my life. Get it done first thing in the morning, there's no way your day can get away from you and you don't get to it later. It wakes you up, makes you feel good and ready to face the day head on. For six glorious months from December to May of this past year, I got up at 4:45 am practically every Monday through Friday of every week and exercised to Leslie Sansone dvds. I felt like a million dollars, I ate well, I was losing weight, I was on top of the world. Then, one fateful day in May, my alarm went off and my body said "no."
Realizing that the early morning stuff was not going to work for me anymore, I re-arranged and started getting my exercise in later in the day. This became easier to do in the summertime when my son was out of school and I didn't have to juggle his getting out of school schedule with my own, and I did all sorts of different types of exercise: walking/running outside, going to the gym and working on different cardio machines, some LS dvds, I discovered interval training, which gave me a lot more bang for my buck, and I liked the variety and I seemed to have "gotten back on the horse."
But then, school started again and I was out of synch once more, and really struggling to do the exercise. Now, the scheduling part plays a role in getting the exercise in, but it's more than that. Once out of the exercise groove, it just seems like it's so hard to get back into it, yet, when you are in it, you feel so DA^% GOOD!!
Which leads me to the third leg of the inspiration I have for this blog: my wonderful Spark Buddy Sue (SUETINGE) said the other day on a topic a bit different but the sentiment is exactly the same: if we knew the antidote to that thing that stands in the way of healthy living, WE COULD BOTTLE IT UP FOR OURSELVES TO USE WHEN WE NEED IT!!!
So, I guess the purpose of this blog is to remind myself (and anyone who cares to join me) to never stop searching for that right combination of things that makes us take those baby steps towards healthy living, but always to remember how really great it feels to work out. There are a million excuses out there in the naked city, and I've used them all, but ultimately, I am so much happier and live my life so much healthier when I'm finding a way to get it done..so I'm lifting a cyber-glass of ice cold sparkling San Pellegrino water to GETTING IT DONE, won't you join me?