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Overcoming laziness

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


I admit that getting back on the fitness track I was once dedicatedly in has been difficult. I was the one who would literally fall out of bed, tug on socks and walking shoes, and hit the pavement for 30 40 minutes. Get it over with. First things first before something or somebodytoo time away from me. Id always was energized after these peaceful excursions... no one out but a few hearty souls taking that solid time for him- or herself before the day interfered. And I remember these days fondly, as I really reach back and touch the memory. I was one who had to have the early morning solitude to ruminate, meditate, and pray; the only sounds the companionable brushing of the soles of my shoes against the asphalt.

The last few months, Id been thinking about it than the actual execution of it. Mind you, walking was the very first activity Id fallen in love with. I didnt have to compete against anyone but myself. The initial self-consciousness I had because I just knew folks were staring at me abated. I just completely enjoyed my steady dates and got to know me better. Afterwards, I was in a great mood every day.

Now, I am challenged because for the last six or seven months Id been glued to the bed with a TV control in my hand. As if it was yesterday, I recall the surging of blood throughout my body as I hiked up some steep hills, always pushing to do my walks a little faster, and the natural energy Id achieved not accessible from a cup of my morning coffee. I was on top of the world with my singular actions.

At 51, Id let myself -- not planning to go. My strength had decreased, my drive given in to laziness, and my body just dressed by larger clothes. I know I can do this Id done it a few times before. But the answer is moving. The answer is not giving in to procrastination. The answer is allowing me to be more significant, as much of a priority as things and people around me

First things first. Just like a banana, I must peel myself off the bed and just do it.
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  • v NURSEPIRT
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    1171 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Reflecting on the way you used to feel will help you a lot. A friend of mine advocates what you used to do - get up, put on your shoes and go! She says "before you're really awake and know what your doing." LOL! Make it a reflex again.
    Best wishes!
    1173 days ago
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