Wednesday, July 13, 2011

That behaviour is not asseptable!

I’m loving being back in my training groove, and have easily fallen back into the familiar routine of preparing meals in advance and packing my gym bag each night, all ready for my early start. I’ve spent far too long dicking around, and it’s done nothing for my overall happiness or sense of purpose.

Just coasting along “in the moment” (and in my case, enjoying too much food or wine or being a sloth) is all very well at times, but we all have to make plans and set goals to achieve the things that are important to us. Most of us do this without a second thought when it comes to financial goals. I mean, who wants to reach age 65 and suddenly realise: Oh, crap! I didn’t do anything about saving for a comfortable retirement.

Taking care of your physical self is no different. You need to decide what you want to achieve, and then make a plan to work towards that. If you want to be leaner, or more muscular, stronger or faster or more flexible, then you need to do something to make that happen. You can’t just sit around wishing for it. That’s like wishing a million dollars would fall out of the sky so you don’t have to bother about those pesky superannuation payments.

There’s a real sense of satisfaction in exerting yourself physically. The physiological rewards are pretty nice too – the endorphin rush following a tough cardio session makes me feel alive. And of course, the rewarding feeling of achieving something that you’ve worked hard for is priceless.

My inner two-year-old has reigned long enough, but now she’s been sent to the naughty corner, where she can damn well stay. Time to act like a grown-up again!


Liz N said...

Great post - who wants a retirement filled with aches and pains as well :)
You do need to learn how to spell, biatch :)

Kek said...

Tell that to super nanny! ;)

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