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What a difference a week or two can make.

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.
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  • TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon GOOD-4-U
    1782 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I agree!! Great job!! Thoughts drive moves sometimes I think too... Proud of you!!

    1782 days ago
    Sometimes, when I go to the gym and there's nobody who is heavy there at the time, I feel a little strange and uncomfortable but then I remind myself that it doesn't matter what size I am compared to all the people who are in shape. What matters is that I am there working out too. Maybe today, in this moment I am heavier than them but maybe a year or two from now, I won't be. It doesn't matter if everyone else around you is younger. What matters is you are there with them, panting and sweating and getting in shape. You are working hard to do right by your body and when you are feeling odd, remember that. Sometimes, when I am at the gym, there are people in their 50's, 60's, 70's and even 80's who are kicking butt! I know it motivates some of the younger individuals, me included. :)

    I agree about the moods. They can change your perspective. It's important not to avoid something because we feel insecure or angry or awkward. Who is to say someone in that group of 20 somethings didn't feel awkward for whatever reason? You never know. :)

    Way to go for going to spin class at 5:30 PM again! emoticon
    1784 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/5/2013 2:55:13 PM
  • ANGGEL40
    Good for you pushing forward despite what you see going on around's good to know that others are working just like you to get to that point in fitness! Good Job! emoticon
    1786 days ago
    Well said, AND, something to remember when ever one feels like the odd-man-out ! Where ever in the world you happen to be at the time.
    1786 days ago
    Right on! Beautiful wisdom that we can all keep in mind! My mother used to say, "This day too shall pass." I think of it often in the not-so-good times -- but actually it applies to all situations in life, doesn't it?

    You Go Girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    P.S. Look who is on the same wavelength..... NILLAPEPSI
    1786 days ago
    For a change in my exercise routine I did my 1st spin class a couple weeks ago. I did the best I could and I'm not a star by any stretch of the imagination and I am 50 something. I also went to the aerobic class and there the young stud bodies of women up at the front of class - not missing a beat. Well, I do the best I can and when they spin around and facing me I smile and wave to them, they then turn their backs to me and we are all on cue again for a few more beats.
    1786 days ago
    I agree, sometimes we get so caught up in how "we" feel and the "oh poor poor me" syndrome we fail to see other people around us. They struggle the same as we do no matter their age, size or whatever. Thanks for the reminder to look around! Have a wonderful day!
    1786 days ago
    emoticon It is so easy to come up with an excuse or go into poor me mode. I do it all the time. I'm so glad you pushed through it! It's a great reminder to stop and breath and rethink before bailing out. emoticon emoticon
    1786 days ago
    What a lovely blog. Thank you for reminding of the wisdom of keeping your eyes open and seeing truth as it appears from moment to moment.
    1787 days ago
    Very good observation! Glad you found the new perspective. Good for you for spinning! Someday I'm going to try that. Sounds like fun!!
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