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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Misplaced

I've misplaced something. And I've thought about it over and over...trying to figure out where I misplaced it. I had it, I really did. And I used it over and over, regularly, frequently.

Where has my motivation for the gym gone? I was such an avid go-er for a while. I enjoyed it, loved it, made me feel better. But it's disappeared. I know that there are cycles and times for everything and that I won't "feel" the same way about it every single day. But I'm not really a person who is feeling based and know full well that I have things to do in life even if I don't feel like it. I know all of that. And it's not like it's a long way away -- only about a five minute drive, a stinking mile and a third. And the yoga....the YOGA! I learned so much and enjoyed each of my yoga hours. And my hubby has fallen out of love with going as well....so that has removed my little extra bit of motivation.

It'll be back, I hope. And even if it's not, I still need to get back down there. I've developed this little right knee problem....it hurts. So, I'm being careful and am using it as a nice excuse to not go to the gym. And the funny part about that is that I'm not a person given over to excuses and bullshit and recognize it right away....and typically call myself, or anyone else, on it right away. The nice weather hasn't helped either...I'd rather pack my lunch and head to the nude beach for the day. That's the honest truth, I'm afraid.

So, I hope it'll be back. I trust that it will. And if it does, great! And if it doesn't, I need to find the wherewithal to do it anyway. Regardless of feeling.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lewis,
Don't stay away too long. You got to make a goal again.
You don't want to come back from the beach with harpoons in your back!

Edmund

Ultra Dave said...

I know what you mean. I lost those things, along with my sanity about 4 years ago.

Stephen said...

for me, it takes six weeks to make it a habit & three days to have the motivation evaporate...
you always look good to me.

Gregorio said...

Age is setting in...

Haha, just kidding...(What's my excuse then? lol)

Grego

Blair said...

We've got to get ourselves up, dust ourselves off and start right over again. Oh, and there is this vacation thing coming up in a hot corner of the country that we may want to take our shirts off in public...I am just saying.....

You always look beautiful to me. As a matter of fact, better than ever! And I didn't think that was possible! I know you feel better inside and out when when you go to the gym and Yoga...I am so proud you!

RAD said...

its ok to take a short break..If I know you..you will be back in gym mode again soon!

Wayne said...

I've been there a many times!

Ur-spo said...

structure and discipline!
Get that handsome man of yours did go with you or prompt you so that you don't select off with the gym.

since I have a similar problem, I pay a personal trainer to hold me to account and give me twice a week appointments - I suppose if I could do it on my own I wouldn't need this, but I do. Whatever works to get us into the gym on a regular basis.

Mark in DE said...

I got out of the gym habit due to being sick. Now I'm having trouble getting back into the habit, too. Hang in there, Lewis!

WAT said...

The gym. Uh huh.

March was the last time for me.

UGH!

David said...

I go hell or high water. If you want to keep it in your life you have to prioritize it. As I look at my week I check every day to see where I can fit it in: before work, at lunch break or after work. I then commit to doing it even if when the time comes I don't feel like going. I always am glad I did afterwards. Get back on the horse.

bridgeout said...

Seems like that is part of the inevitable ebb and flow of life. Balance is slow in coming and hard won sometimes...I really like what Blair said...