Monday, December 19, 2011
I am giving myself 5 minutes to write this blog so I dont settle in and get too comfy, slurping coffee and pondering the big things of life. In short, i had a lousy weekend and the last few days of my afternoon shift were torture. i finally kicked a chest cold that normally degenerates into bronchitus but i finally got it beat if I hit it early with some mucinex dm. Usually it would linger for months.. thank goodness.
One of my emotional eating triggers is when I am not feeling good, be it work related or just being under the weather. For the last 5 days, I have not had it together at all.
That was then, this is now. One of the ways I get my momentum back is to just do it. Do it in spite of how I feel be it feeling foggy headed from lounging around all weekend or feeling like I have let myself down and the sick feeling that brings. The good feelings always follow when I do what I know I need to do. When I bring my actions back in line with my hearts desire.
Why do I keep going?
Here is a short list...note to self...
- When I run, i become empowered. I feel like the man I want to be when I am racing, running with the crowd, crossing the finish line. feeling the accomplishment.
- When I workout, I carry that fitness with me everyday whether I am doing stuff around the house or lugging a heavy tool bag up 172 steps to the top of a conveyor system.
-Endurance sports is the only hobby I have ever had that gives back to me in a big way. I get far more out of it than what I put into it but it does demand that I put something into it. If I want the good times to continue, I have to stay with it and it always delivers. I can park my fishing rod for 6 months and the fish will still be there. i park myself for 6 months and i will pay dearly.
I love what I feel when I am out there. I am the man I was born to be when everything in me is running in synch. the footfalls, the pace, the breathing, everything working together to make Robert a better man.
I love this way.
Time to go make it happen.