The Call of the Recliner

For the past six months I have been involved in dysfunctional relationship … with a Lazy Boy recliner.  Much of the day is spent thinking about my recliner and the comfort it will offer me once I get home.  Pure bliss!! When I get home it is “Out of the way cat!”  … bathroom … toss the work clothes and flop into the big warm embrace of my recliner.  Once I am in, it is like the pull of quicksand, I am not getting out.  All around my chair I have a large collection of every possible item I might need so that I will not have to go through the agony of leaving my chair.

Attitude

Twice a week I see my trainer and twice a week I moan and groan and tell myself I don’t want to do this, I can’t do this, this is going to be terrible. Twice a week I tell myself it is all about attitude and if I have to bring a better attitude to this workout, it will go better. Twice a week I complain and bargain with the trainer and in the end I am often unhappy with what I have accomplished.  When the workout is over I promise that I will bring a better attitude next time. Then one time right at the beginning of the workout my trainer told me what exercises I was going to do and I thought “I can do that.  It will be easy” and it was easy and I asked for more of a challenge and that extra challenge was easy.  I was proud of what I had accomplished.  I felt great.  I realized that I talked about having a better attitude but it was all talk.  After that every time I worked out I told myself that what I was being asked to do was no problem.  When an exercise started … Continue reading