If You Don’t Want to Start Over…

I hope your Wednesday has started off well. I feel re-energized and ready to go. I went to a Turbo Kick class last night for the first time in a too long time. Sometimes it’s hard to push myself to go to the YMCA when it’s already dark out at 5:30 PM. I think, I could be getting ready for bed and then catch up on my sleep. But really, let’s not kid ourselves, I get lazy and sit on the couch for the hour and a half it would have taken me to get ready, drive to the YMCA, get my sweat on, and head back home.

Sleepy Kitties

In bed with cats is where I want to be!

When you think about it, that’s only about 6.25% of my day. Think of all the other time I spend wasting that I could be putting toward bettering myself. One of my favorite bloggers, Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point, wrote about a book called 168 Hours which has you break down how you spend your week (in 15-minute increments).

I’m pretty sure the majority of my time would be spent wasted on the internet or driving or whatever else it is I do. I know I’m pretty close to having a social media/internet addiction (actually, I’m pretty sure I’m there already). But it’s honestly not something I’m willing to forgo right now. Isn’t that funny? I know I have a problem, but I don’t care.

Lazy cat

I’ll save that debate for another time.

Back to today! I feel so much better about life today after making myself get out of the house and exercise. It really does help me let go of frustration and work off anxiety, stress, pent-up frustration, etc. I know I make myself sound like a big angry person, but I’m just talking about the day-to-day struggles that come with existing (very first-world) problems.

Tonight, I’m heading to boxing for the first time in a long time (maybe since the beginning of December?). I know I will have my butt handed to me since I haven’t been in so long. And I’m not looking forward to the feelings that I know will creep up: “I can’t do this.” Or, “I’m embarrassed at how much I’m struggling with this.”

Grump face

This is my grump face.

I’m hoping I’ll let this be a motivating factor with myself as opposed to a negative, deciding factor. You don’t get better at something by deciding it’s too hard or you’re too embarrassed by your shortcomings.

Remember, if you don’t want to start over, stop giving up! That’s my mantra for today.

Stop giving up

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