Let’s preface todays fascinating installment with the dizclaimer that the following is not a paid advertisement for the fantastitude which is MizFit’s motivating powers.
Please to also know that I did myriad rotator cuff warmer-uppers so Im in no danger of tearing mine as I (appear to) vigorously pat myself on the back.
Why am I really sharing these emails with you?
Because often I dont know what resonates with readers here or other places I write.
What will might trigger your Ah Ha! moment to quote the Great & Mighty O(bama Supporter).
I received this one first:
After work I just want to play with XXXX and I am ashamed to say that I joined a gym last May and have been maybe 8 times?!?!?!?
I’ve reflected on some of your comments and came up with the idea of fitting workouts into my lunch hour – the gym is not too far from my office. I’ve been fighting trying to go before or after work, and instead I think I’ll accept that I want to be home w/XXX and playing during those times and try the lunch shift idea.
A few things jumped out at me:
First? The gym joining and not going. No need for a shame spiral here (shout out to stuart smalley) as gyms bank on this fact to make the bulk of their money so you’re not alone.
The first step was joining the gym–so pat yourself on the back. The second step? Using it and you’re well on your way to that and to being realistic about when you will (and wont!) get there.
MizFit? Im a morning person. If I dont workout in the a.m. it’s simply not happening.
Once I don my motherwritervolunteer cap (bandanna) there’s no looking back.
The lunch hour workout is a perfect time for many to squeeze in exercise (though I know from experience it can become difficult if you are
a tremendous sweater one who glows a bit as I do)
Two final tips for my emailer:
1. dont let the fear of perspiring derail your new commitment. Who cares if you mightcould have to layer on the deodorant after yoga or your hair is a mess post-spinning class?!
This is about living a longer, healthier life. A few months of co-workers plugging their noses as you walk past or looking askance at your head with its new hairdont are easily forgotten over time.
B. ” try the lunch shift idea.” There’s no trying. Only DOING.
My next emailer? brief and to the point.
Dang, I feel soooo strong. Just inline-skated.
Most effective advice you gave me: MOVE every single day. Period.
Her words really say it all. Nike hath beat the phrase to death but it truly is just do it.
Every single day.
Me? Im off to ride the stationary bike and devour some mindcandy in the form of Star Magazine.
What are YOU going to do today?