“Well, what if I just don’t go to spin. If I don’t go, I can get a lot of work done. It’s such a late class, I have a lot to do, and by the time I get back so much of the morning will be gone.” That was my thought process after a semi-stressful meeting over Google Hangout this morning. I felt somewhat defeated, and a little vulnerable; which (of course) made me want to retreat into my shell. I put on my Nikes and well I decided to – “Just do it”
When you’re feeling small these are the kinds of mini-barriers that are hard to breach. It’s just the sort of moment that would keep me from achieving my goal. For me, it’s about weight loss, for someone else, it could be starting their own business. No matter what the challenge at some point, it’s not going to be very fun.
I wish I could say once I got to class I felt much better…but more negativity invaded my thinking “The instructor is hard to follow, and what’s with the lights? She has them set weird the changing colors are erratic and jarring This music is not my favorite either.” That’s when I caught it… I realized that this is something I’m doing for myself. Going to this class is something that will make me stronger, and then I started to problem solve. “I will count out in my head and follow my rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a different position. It matters that I hold the position correctly. This is your time, you make the most of it.” That worked, and it changed my perspective and had a dramatic impact on the rest of the day:
I came home feeling validated and proud that I went to class even when it was not so easy. I went food shopping and bought a lot of healthy food, prepped foods for a short work week, and made my lunch and breakfast for tomorrow.
I am going to St. Louis from Thursday – Sunday. With that will come many challenges I’m sure. I am thinking about what travel snacks/foods to bring along that would be helpful. If you have any ideas, please feel free to post them in my comments box below!
I hope you had a good day. I hope you were able to make choices that will help you achieve whatever goal you’re striving towards. More tomorrow…