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Shall we try this again?

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!
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  • v CODEMAULER
    AGREED! I think a balanced life often means balanced all over.
    1541 days ago
  • v ROCKMAN6797
    Nicely said!
    I agree that realizing that you are in a good place makes it much easier to deal with all the issues that come up every day. Nothing feels better than good health. emoticon
    1542 days ago
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