Random Thoughts / Poetry
But I Can’t
I catch myself complaining about things
Let it go
I expect things to turn out a certain way
I will be happy when such and such happens
Be happy now
Everything is changing
I can’t do this
Yes you can
It’s too hard to do this shit
No, it isn’t
I’m too tired
Do it anyway
No more excuses
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Random Thoughts / Poetry
Nothing to Become
We spend so much time and energy searching for the meaning of life
Always looking for a purpose
Is it success at work?
Is it material things?
Is it happiness?
All this seeking is exhausting
Be patient it’s just around the corner
Am I there yet?
Where is my purpose?
Maybe there is nothing to find
Nothing to become
Maybe we are to just be
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After a somewhat exhausting weekend and not getting much sleep I decided to skip my Monday morning yoga session, and then to top it off I get home tired out and decided not to do my strength training session. I was headed in the wrong direction when it came to my workouts. Of course skipping the workouts on Monday made me feel even more lethargic and tired. Funny how when you feel tired and do the workout anyway you begin to feel better. Maybe it is just short term memory, but you tend to forget that the workout will re-energize you even though the thought of getting started is not that appealing. When I got up on Tuesday morning I half hardheadedly did some of my usual yoga workout, and then feeling burned out from working all day I skipped my strength training workout again. Finally I got my stuff together and then on Wednesday did my strength training workout, which of course made me feel better. You can see why it is so easy to get into this inactivity downward spiral and it then becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The typical excuses for missing workouts might include:
- I didn’t get enough sleep last night
- I’m too busy and need to do something else
- I have an injury, however minor
- I’ll just skip this one workout and it won’t matter
- I’m not mentally up for it
All the above are not great reasons for skipping a workout. Sure there are times when something might come up that is a higher priority event but those should be the exception. I like to build a little buffer in my strength training workout so that it can slide by a day or two and I can still accomplish it within a week. I do a 3 day split and this allows me some flexibility, but flexibility is not a license to succumb to the typical excuses stated previously. Remember inactivity begets inactivity and movement begets more movement. Don’t let your excuses prevent you from performing your workouts. The next time you say I’m too tired, or I can skip this one, drag your self off the couch and just go do it.