Stuff happens. Such as circumstances that give us an excuse to not do what’s really important; for me it’s keeping on track exercising. That freaky little red she-devil is always poking her pointy tale where it doesn’t belong offering up opportunities to stay home.
Lately it’s been a stronger vibe. Why, I don’t know. For example, work. I never really know from week to week how I’ll be scheduled except for Wednesday mornings I’ve indicated I’m not available. (Trainer session.) I was scheduled for a mid-day 10 to 3. Usually my knees are screaming at me BUT they are getting much stronger so my ability to do more after five hours has increased – halleluiah! But that sneaking little devil is always trying to convince me to take the easy way out.
There wasn’t anything easy on Thursday because I fell at work and really hurt my left butt cheek. That she-devil was really on my “ass” to stay home and not do cardio. Believe me there was this awful back-and-forth nonsense going on.
My goal to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year is just so deep seated that mind-over-she-devil won. Even yesterday with all the stiffness and the loss of sleep I certainly had reasons to stay home. But no, the she-bitch was conquered again. I got in the gym to do my weight routine. After the weight routine the pain was not as intense. I think the stretching and step work helped a lot.
I’m not a saint. No, I’m a little possessed. I did let the she-devil win in the afternoon – I took a nap.
Hang in there and conquer your devils. They’re really strong subconscious confrontations that you’ll constantly have with yourself. Build up your desire to overcome them.