Everyday Commit To Just One More Day
Saturday, December 17, 2011
“Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.”
Yesterday I had a SUPER lousy day at work - like epic proportions. Well, maybe not that bad, but in the moment it sure felt like it. I could just feel the stress setting in my shoulders/neck and head. Then we all ordered in lunch together, we had pizza - it was yummy but heavy. My in-law's came for dinner - I had started my delicious vegetarian chili before work so it was ready when I got home. At least it was healthy. When I got home all I really wanted to do was call it a day - I wanted to climb into bed, turn out the lights, pull the covers over my head, and just be done with the day. Dinner with my in-law's was nice though, and we had a nice visit afterwards. My hubby and his mom jammed together - she just got a new mandolin and he on his guitar. Then it was time to take them home - so I figured since I have to go out anyway, why not stop at the gym on the way home. I through on my gym clothes, grabbed my water bottle and off I went. I got to the gym and it was super quiet, I was still really 'blah' but climbed on the Arc Trainer. Cranked my tunes - Linkin Park ("I'm breaking the habit tonight") and off I went. And then like magic away washed my tension, and away went my headache, and the little "Bob" inside my head started to chime in... barely recognizable at first; so softly like when Horton is listening for the Who's on the clover. HAHAH! Then something just sort of shifted and I just felt extremely motivated and focused. Renewed. This is the feeling that I've been missing. It was like when everyone could finally hear the Who's on the clover - they had made enough noise to be heard - it was like my focus had been there just waiting to be let out - waiting to resurface. I finished 50 minutes on the Arc Trainer for 680 calories. I sweat and pushed hard, and left the Y with a smile on my face while listening to Jason Mraz ("And timing's everything, and this time there's plenty, I am balancing careful and steady, and reveling in energy that everyone's emitting"). I felt in that moment like I could run a marathon - like a million dollars! I got home and didn't feel done at all. So I did 3 full push ups, which is a feat for me. And did 15 minutes of ab exercises! Then I chilled for an hour before crawling into bed feeling completely spent. I am so glad to feel things come back around... I have been putting in an effort but lacked the 'umph'. Today is a new day, and I'm heading back to the gym in 2 hours.
Please, friends if you are feeling lax right now or like throwing in the towel - just keep going, everyday commit to just one more day. You are on the brink of exploding into something grand! Trust yourself! You are worth it!
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas Alva Edison