Tuesday, May 01, 2012
My DH loves to look at Craigslist. He is always looking for a bargain. I find the whole thing a little dull. I would rather look at Amazon or something like that. I have been considering getting an exercise bike for awhile now. The problems with my legs are stopping me from walking too much and I can’t accomplish my goals like this.
So I asked the expert (DH) to hunt for on one on Craigslist. I didn’t want to pay new price for sure and I didn’t want to spend more than $100. No, it doesn’t have to be the best bike on the planet. He didn’t have much luck. I think he found one for $400 and I’m just not willing to pay that.
I checked my email yesterday and Amazon sent me an email about bikes that they had. I saw one on sale for 99.99. Works for me! So I ordered it and it is on its way. I can hardly wait.
I have taken the time to read some good blogs lately. One in particular really struck a chord with me. ID_Vandal asked this question-“….do you ever wonder why people (myself included) are sometimes afraid to succeed?”What a good question? So I thought about it awhile and I remembered another sparker(whom I greatly admire!) VICUNJA, talked about a switch that “flipped” for her that helped her do what she needed to do.
I don’t think I will forget these two statements for some time. What is it that keeps some of us from achieving our goal? What makes the “switch flip” for others?
I’ve spent some time thinking about this…..I was quite skinny growing up. It wasn’t until college ….imagine that….that I started to gain the weight. And then I married and had my son….that’s when it got out of control. Seems like a pretty common story…yet I know a lot of my problem stems from emotional/stress eating. So I start to think about what skill I must have lost or what outlet I’m no longer using.
I’m still pondering this question, but I wanted to throw it out to the universe to see what you think about it. I’m going to do some soul searching and try to answer this. I will share my random brainstorming with you and I will try to come back to this in a couple of days.
• Afraid I will never have this item again…enjoy as much now.
• Missing a more intimate connection with someone-maybe I don’t share enough with DH..we were raised different and I am more touchy feely…if that makes any sense.
• Not making exercise a priority.
• Not knowing what to do with my stress.
• Boredom…hmmm…I am surprising myself with this one.
• Not content with my life?
• Fear of the unknown…
• Too damn lazy?….
Food for thought….I’m not sure there are any answers in here…but I’m going to ponder on it awhile and we will see what comes out! I will check in with you again, real soon.