I know the title of your article is supposed to be descriptive of what is in the article, but I didn’t make up that rule so … how do I make a smiley face with the tongue sticking out! I read a great motivational article today called “Arm Yourself Against Excuses – Winning the Fight Against Yourself”. I expected it to be the usual 7 steps or 6 ways starting with step 1. Put your clothes out the night before … blah, blah, blah! I’m getting very jaded aren’t I. The author instead described his morning struggle to get up early and run 5K in terms of a boxing match.
This evening I am working on my plan for maximum Thursday morning workout mojo. I have a trainer that kicks my butt Tuesday and Thursday morning and Thursday is always a little tougher because I am often already beaten up from Tuesday. So there is that feeling when you first see him of hell I already gave all I got for this week. Its’ particularly tough if he is waiting for me on the stairs (stair climbing anyone) or has the big mattress out in the gym (exercises while unstable are frustrating). On Tuesday I mocked my trainer and told him the weights were too light and then asked for extra exercises at the end. I barely stumbled out of that workout. My legs were jello. I was sure I was really going to suffer for that workout but the muscle pain hasn’t been bad at all. I did something I don’t normally do and put ice on my knees after that workout. Gee maybe this ice thing works! I think I better do a study on this over the next few weeks. Wouldn’t that suck if the cure to my aches and pains was the ice everybody has been … Continue reading
Bah Humbug! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I have found that I work best setting daily goals and assessing how I did as I wait to fall asleep each night. If I feel I came up short on a day then I try to push a little more the next day. If that doesn’t happen, I’m fine with it I just start fresh and forget the past. I know it seems like the slackers life plan but it works for me. I find even weekly goals are too far away and vacuous. Using visual representations for my goals like a gold star for each job completed or a monetary reward just doesn’t grab me. I can be a competitive person in the moment and that can help me in a tough workout but generally I don’t care who wins the race or gets the prize. Don’t think that didn’t drive some of my coaches crazy. My daily goal is just to stay in my healthy routine and once the routine is solid experiment with some additions or subtractions. When things got too far off the rails go back to the basics and get the routine running solid again.
No more messin’ around! I have not written a single article in December unbelievable! Yeah! Yeah! I have lots of excuses one of which is biting me in the back right now, but that is not a good enough reason to be neglecting my blog. So what have I learned in December… Hmmmm. Well sitting around feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t get you anyplace. That is one of my go to comfortable places. Somehow I have it stuck in my mind that when you are in trouble if you just hide in your cave and don’t move it can’t get any worse. The reality for me is that I need to drag myself over to the pool and move. Clears out the garbage rolling around in my brain and gets the physical parts working. At least I didn’t eat too much junk and actually I did get to the pool some. I have some good friends that kicked my arse repeatedly. Thanks guys! Still working on it!
Hey everybody! Therese agreed to write another article for my blog! Therese is that gal who’s voice usually rings out loud and clear when you are pussy footing around a problem and getting no place. She just cuts right through all the baloney and says “Why don’t you just …?” And I say “Oh … yeah that will work.” Solutions with no drama! Feel free to use that one on your business card Therese. The Art of Conversation According to Therese Lane I am finding out for probably the first time in my life, that contrary to my belief, people can actually converse, listen, laugh and tolerate me without any ulterior motives. I in turn am learning that (a), I basically like most people and (b) it is okay to ask for…almost anything really. So did I think that there was a school that taught this “fine art”? Obviously I did! I have noticed that there are no actual rules or regulations and that it is quite painless to just be myself. There is a saying that “You believe you are what you are told you are” so if like myself you grew up being told you’re useless and worthless, then … Continue reading
Hey there folks! Getting my second wind under my sails! Yeah! Maybe that morning coffee has finally kicked in. Had a major mid-day energy dip. Can’t imagine why! I was given permission, no ordered if you want to know the truth to brag today on my blog about my amazing performance this morning! Uh Huh! Thanks Fredelle! This “I can do a little more rule” is really powerful stuff. Last week my trainer suggested that the reason I have been kicking butt lately was that I had two weeks of 7AM sessions with him instead of 6AM. Back to 6AM sessions this morning so when I met him I immediately threw down the challenge. “Let’s see if it’s the time or my awesomeness that has made the difference”. Well I had to do my best after that arrogance! We had a couple hiccups when I got distracted or let a negative thought roll through my brain. My trainer got me back on course by reminding me to focus. Well when it was all over we both agreed that was my best workout since I was injured a year ago. What was the difference? I knew I could do it! I … Continue reading
Oh No!! Moanday again and I have nothing! Well that’s not true. I have numerous brilliant thoughts that were so earth shattering I didn’t need to write them down. Oops! Gone! I have the usually assortment of half-baked, half-finished, half-a##ed articles that need editing. Hopefully some of that will happen this week. Basically this month it has been “Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho. It’s off to work I go”. Love that song actually I have the album from Snow White. Love “The Washing Song” ’cause the dwarves make disgusting sounds when they wash.
Ok so I have decided to tackle one of those topics that I just don’t really feel fully prepared for. Of course my computer wants to misbehave and ding at me instead of record my brilliant observations. I figure if I am going to put myself out there on the internet and talk about being fat I have to expect that people are going to think I speak for fat people in general. Umm No I speak for me! I can only guess what other fat people think, do or know, just like you. I also get a little irritated when somebody gets up on their soap box and says I speak for fat people or women or any other group that I belong to. Yeah I get it! If we are all speaking for ourselves to the world what you get is noise and no clear message. So here goes, this is what I believe about fat people. I believe that everybody has the right to respect and equal opportunities.