A speaker at a recent One Day University course described the conflict between our reflexive -- emotional -- and reflective brains. The first lives in the moment; the second considers the future.
He suggested one amazing technique that works for me; if I don't feel like exercising, just go downstairs and stand on the EFX climber for three minutes. No need to do anything except stand there.
Once I'm on the darn thing, my reflexive brain gets irritated and wants to get going -- "what are we wasting time here for Bob", it asks. [Darned if I know!]
And, if I get tired, I switch from the time display to the mileage display or the calorie display. The machine gives me several different measures, and my reflective mind likes to adopt new deadlines.
For example, time might be 20.34; switching to distance mileage might be 1.85. Twenty minutes is enough for a training effect, but, I think "Gee, just 0.15 of a mile to get in 2.0 miles."
I've started to enjoy the battle between living in the moment and living in the future.
| current weight: 158.0