Friday, September 02, 2011
What is the line from the old song, "Ain't nobody loves you better," or something like that? Well, this is what is finally resonating with me. If I am going to be the best I can, then I am going to have to do it. No amount of roses, or chocolates, or other gifts is going to give me the happiness which I create for myself, and that is the most profound happiness of all.
I used to justify not working out by explaining that I worked three sedentary jobs and I did not have time to work out. I write, I teach, I knit... but who's going to do that when I'm dead and buried?
Now, I make time. Do I like exercising now? Nope, sorry 2.7fumanchu, I still don't 'like' it. -- but I DO like the way it makes me feel. I drag myself to the step, the kettle bells, the video workouts, and by the time I've done 30 - 40 minutes, I'm tingling, I'm pumped, I'm ALIVE.
2.7fumanchu's theme is, "I Want to Be Running When the Sand Runs Out." I feel something similar now. I don't want to slide into my (early) grave whimpering, and thinking of all the things I should have accomplished. I want to be able to stand there, protein shake in one hand and weights n the other, look my maker squarely in the eye, and say, "I did my best."
To quote another music classic, "It's better to burn out than just fade away."
Until next time...