I'm not really sure why it has taken so long...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
...to finally realize that SOME exercise is better than NO exercise. This is my EUREKA moment, perhaps of my lifetime.
This morning, I woke up at around 4:50 am. Yes, that is early, but when you consider that I"ve been going to bed between 9 and 9:30 pm, it's not that early. So, like yesterday morning, I decided I was going to go downstairs, have a cup of coffee, do a little sparking while the house was nice and quiet, then go upstairs, wake DH and get on the exercise bike. For many different reasons, I was downstairs longer than I would have liked, and I was about 10 minutes behind the schedule I had in my mind when the morning started. So, as I know I have WAY too many times in my life, I had pretty much talked myself into NOT exercising..then...I thought, well, I could just cut down on my workout.. Sooooo...I exercised for 25 minutes instead of 30 minutes this morning.. I worked very hard, I sweat as much as I usually do, and I feel as good as I usually do... And Monday morning, I exercised for 20 mintues instead of not exercising at all.
Why is this a big deal? Well, for me, it is because I've always been kind of an all or nothing kind of girl.. If I'm watching what I eat and make a bad choice, I am prone to throwing my hands in the air and saying "well, I've blown this day" and proceed to eat everything in sight for the rest of the day. If I don't have time to do the "full" workout (or what my own mind thinks of as "full"), then I don't do it a workout at all.
This is not the Spark way, I know, and I am here to finally, after about a year and three quarters as part of this wonderful site, able to say I have learned, I HAVE FINALLY LEARNED AND I HAVE FINALLY DONE (because, as you know, learning and doing are very different things, indeed)!!! A little is better than none!! I'm a bit amazed that I, a queen of baby-stepping, really didn't embrace all that that term means, until now, but here I am, admitting it for all the world to hear.. It is to take every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of a lifetime ONE AT A TIME, and to make the most of as many of them as you can. Not ALL, but not NONE!! Wow.