Sunday, January 17, 2010

Back In The Pond


I missed working out at NorthPointe on Friday AND yesterday because with my head cold I just didn't have the energy. Today I felt good enough to go at it again. Mind you, I didn't go full out. I limited my workout to 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer, 2 sets of 12 reps on the upper body weight machines and another 10 minutes on the elliptical trainer.

Man, did it seem good, mentally and physically, to be back in what is presently, my normal routine. I'm very set in my ways and when my agenda is interrupted for any reason, I feel like a fish out of water, greatly disturbed and literally gasping for air.

I know that such an attitude is pitiful, but unfortunately, it's my natural reaction.

Wasn't it I who wrote just a few days ago that I was going to "Let It Go," when faced with things like this? Where did that person go? Could she be that wishy-washy that she's forgotten her vow already?

No, I haven't forgotten. Habits of thinking are hard to break. All I can do is recognize that I've slipped and to go forward with renewed strength in pursuit of becoming the person I'd like to be.

8 comments:

LENORENEVERMORE said...

haha...we are so hard on ourselves sometimes!
I salute you for making the effort dear~
Here's to health & more strength...my work out is cleaning the house today ;(
I need merry-maids really!!

Shaddy said...

Lenore: I'm the luckiest woman in the world. My husband enjoys cleaning the house!!! He honestly does. He's my merry maid. If he knew I was sharing this with the world, he'd kill me. He doesn't want anyone to know of his domestic tendencies. I say, it takes a man to not be threatened by doing not so "manly" things.

Gullible said...

"...when my agenda is interrupted for any reason, I feel like a fish out of water..."

Hmmm. You need take heed of my latest favorite tee shirt message: "Not all who wander are lost."

Shaddy said...

Gully: Perchance you're correct and I'm indeed not lost. Forgive my mode of discussion, my dear. I've only moments ago put down my present reading choice which is none other than PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

dayner said...

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites.
Here's my advice...
Just keep swimming swimming swimming...
Any break in a workout routine will drag you down and a cold on top of that, no wonder your gasping for air.
No worries--just keep swimming swimming swimming.
Tomorrow you can "let it go".
By the way, my husband does plenty of housework, tell your husband he's not the only one.

Natasha said...

Hey! My hub does most of the housework as well. I can't lift the vacuum cleaner, which has its good points.

When I'm doing a lot of air travel for work, I always take Jane Austen with me. When airport delays and all the hassles of flying get to me, it's wonderful to escape to Pemberley.

And Shaddy: 'Wishy-washy' is NOT a term I'd use to describe you!!

darksculptures said...

There is never any harm in a habit that is good for you. The fact that you broke from your normal routine and took the time to take care of your cold is a testimony to the fact that you can indeed "Let it go".

Shaddy said...

dayner: I'm on the last pages of Pride and Prejudice and delighted with Elizabeth's courage in standing up to Lady Catherine de Bourgh. I watched the movie based on this book twice recently and loved it as well.

Thank you for stopping in.

Natasha: I'm glad to hear that my husband isn't the only guy who cleans. I feel terribly guilty when he does the majority of it, but appreciate it immensely. Thank you for considering me not wishy-washy.

darksculptures: Hey, you're right. I did let it go, didn't I? Thanks for correcting me.