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Embracing Uncertainty - Day 27

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Uncertainty: Why do I grapple with this (reality/uncertainty) so often?

Byron Katie would sum it up by saying that I am arguing or fighting reality, and that therefore I will lose, but only 100% of the time.

Uncertainty: Mayhap she's right, but isn't a dissatisfaction with 'what is' the impetus for making changes? One can accept where one is but still want to improve.

Uncertainty: How would one know that they had reached their limit? That no further progress is possible? That they are throwing good after bad and should just cut their losses? This is a key doubt that stalks me frequently. I would love to have the confidence to turn on it, brandishing my healthy habits and tell it to 'bug off'.

Uncertainty: how are doubts and lack of confidence much like excuses? Do I blame them for mediocre effort? Do I 'pull my punches' because I am afraid of wasting my effort?

Here's a test: if you use exercise equipment and/or headphones (or other media) while you work out, have you checked your heart rate lately? Are you getting it up into the range that proves you are 'pushing' it? Or are you moseying along?

Uncertainty: Devils Advocate here, too much intense exercise may be stressful to the body, resulting in elevated cortisol, leading to fat accumulation, in which case meditative exercises like yoga or tai chi may be a better choice. How do you know?

Uncertainty: How do you know????? (yes, that's a howl of anguish)

One can't. The only option then is to do the best one can with the information one has (including from one's body and inner wisdom). Move-It Spark People. Laugh at the Uncertainty and Dare Reality to Change!

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  • LOSEDAPOUNDS
    I figure I just need to to listen to my body when it comes to how much exercise is too much or too intense (still figuring that out) and what types of exercises serve me well. When I have the energy I like pushing it and getting the heart rate up and sweating a lot because of the high I get. I suspect it agrees with my heart, but not with my joints! I just can't get myself to try a yoga class or video because I prefer hyper exercise. I may try one at night when an hour or 2 before having to settle down for sleep.

    I think we have to look at weight as one of many, many measures of health. We use our bloodwork and other date to make changes and sometimes those change when weight doesn't. I keep reminding myself if I were naturally thin with a fast metabolism, I'd be less healthy because I'd eat any and every food and I certainly would not have gone off sugar and other junk.
    89 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2019 4:38:38 PM
  • CONTROUBLE
    I see you saved the best for last - definitely ended this one on a high note.
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    89 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    Perspective is everything... "Laugh at the Uncertainty and Dare Reality to Change!"
    Amen!
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    90 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    when i worked for ups 6hrs on feet non stop lifting stretching twisting . way to much cortisol i burned out now i still recovering and only go on walks, medium intensity is best no need to overdue hugs for some great blogs
    90 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Oh LOVE your very last sentence . . . . laugh @ uncertainty and dare reality to change! AMEN!
    90 days ago
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