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When you don't want to, you probably should

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Re-entry from vacation is tough. Getting up for work is painful on the day after you've been retreating. If you are like me, you will come up with dozens of mental excuses why you should not have to (fill in the blank), take out the trash, show up at work, eat healthy, and the piece d'resistance: show up at the gym.

I don't want to go, but this is the very reason I should go. Oh, I am going, and I am even going willingly, but deep down, I don't want to be there, even though I know it is the single best thing for me.

Forget about the weight for a second, although without the exercise, I probably don't have a snowball's chance in hell in keeping the pounds off.

Like I said, though, let's put that aside for the moment, and think about the other things. It's the stress reliever to end all stress relievers. Throwing a medicine ball straight into the ground, slamming it down is good for what ails ya. It just is. Feels good relieving tension and getting those frustrations out. YEAH!

What else? Well, I think it is keeping me symptom free. My immune system is growing stronger. I see a lot of sickies around me and yet knock wood, I am feeling okay. Why is that? NOt sure, but I think it is because I am swishing my circulation around and breaking a sweat, somewhat regularly.

I have had the luxury of being off for a few days, and it has not been an easy thought that I am due at the gym tonight. I don't want to be due there tonight. In fact, I would rather do almost anything else than go back tonight, but then what? Tonight off, would lead to tomorrow off, then Thursday, and then the weekend wants to roll around, and all I want to do is sleep. No. Can't have that.

I am going to the gym tonight to keep myself on track and keep going. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. Let's keep at it. We can win this war, one day at a time.
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