Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I beginning to think when facing doing exercising or eating healthy we need to be aware that our moods affect what we think might be happening.
The other week, I wrote about having to go to a spin class with twenty somethings. I felt isolated, uncomfortable because there was no one person in the class even near my age.
I vowed never to take another 5:30 pm spin class because there was no one my age there and it made me feel bad. Like it was a club, and I was not a member. Also, the pace was much too frantically fast for me.
Well, today I took that 5:30pm class again. First, my new trainer came and sat down with me and showed me her beautiful wedding photos and that made me feel special that she shared them with me. Second, after she left I took a look around. No one was conversing. Many people had their heads down texting. This really wasn't a club where everyone knew each other. Another good look and I could see lots of people that came after work, that looked tired but were trying to get in some exercise. I took another look around during spinning. People were panting, sweating and struggling just like me. Sure there were some super stars but most were pretty average.
So, there you go. A different day, a different mood and suddenly a different perspective. It is funny how moods can change your perspective completely on the same type of event.