Sunday, August 13, 2006
Trying new things can give you a real zest for life. Pushing beyond your comfort zone in a responsible way helps you grow confidence and creativity that you can apply to your everyday life. Do not let fear control what you do (or don't) do? While taking risks can be scary, doing nothing is a big mistake, as it produces nothing fruitful within you. There is a direct relationship between the things that we achieve and the effort we put forth to obtain them. To reach the fruit, you have to climb the tree first!
Wow, how appropriate (as I find many of the Healthy Reflections seem to be). For so many years I've had a fantasy of being a runner. I've always put it off because I am too fat, too out of shape, too lazy, whatever.
The other day I searched for a site that I have wistfully looked at for many years now, Couch Potato to 5K (http://www.coolrunning.com/en
gine/2/2_3/181.shtml). Again I read through the steps and wished that I could do it.
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
But I decided I wouldn't know how to alternate run/walk times. And it would be a hassle to figure it out.
Then I read through the Newbie Cafe and found that someone has put together a podcast to help with that (http://www.robert.ullreys.net
/). So much for that excuse.
Truth is I'm afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of starting one more thing and not finishing.