Thursday, May 03, 2012
So... yesterday was a real bust. Pretty much nothing went right yesterday.
But you know, I've found that since I've started to take better care of myself, I roll with things better. When I am caught in the rapids of ridiculousness, I am not furiously stabbing at the waters with my oars; I am calmly, rationally, steadily, rhythmically paddling.
I think that committing to eating right and regular exercise also develops our mental "muscles" - our mindset of disciplined living takes over when chaos ensues.
Think about it for a minute...
When you are faced with a food choice and all kinds of crazy thoughts flood your brain (I want it! It would taste so good! A little bite won't hurt! etc.), you use your disciplined, rational thoughts to resist that urge. Boom. Your discipline muscle has just done a killer rep. Feel the burn!
And when you're exercising and you know you're doggin' it and you're not pushing yourself hard enough - or, when you're close to the end of a tough workout and your body is orchestrating a mutiny - when you dig deep and you push through and you give it your all, that's your discipline muscle flexing. Another rep!
So I think it spills over into everyday situations... your boss is giving you a bunch of crap, people in your circles and along your periphery are acting wrong, stupid little issues crop up and make you late, etc.... nope. I let my brain take over and find the calm within the storm. My brain allows me to remove myself from all that junk and static... and rise above. And I don't think I would be in as capable of a position to do that if I wasn't already practicing it in other areas of my life.
It's an interesting concept to ponder.
All that said, I hope today is better. :)
Got up, did Plyometrics this morning, and tonight will be a cleaning extravaganza in our household. My folks are coming down on Saturday to take me and Andrew for a belated birthday dinner! It's also going to be Cinco de Mayo... which means I think we'll stay away from the college town and maybe find some other place to eat!