Friday, January 22, 2010

#83 Think Ahead

This morning I commented on a blog post from one of the bloggers I follow. For privacy sake, I won't name her blog.

Her post:

"Yesterday I hauled my round body onto my treadmill and ran for about 20 minutes. I do not like feeling so out of shape. And those 20 minutes were NOT fun. I pretty much felt like crap on a cracker. It was a busy day, so I was happy that I made the time for even a short workout, and felt like I finally got started in the right direction."

My Response:

I know the struggle. So many other things call my name to keep me from my morning exercise, but what gets me there is knowing how good it feels afterwards. Plus, I feel so sluggish and guilty later in the day if I don't exercise in the morning. Maybe you should think about "later" instead of "now". I know that's against all the "fads" out there, like the whole "be present" thing. But, perhaps this is one instance where looking ahead in time might just work. Hey, as I write this, I'm thinking that maybe I'll use this thought process when it comes to eating. When I want to eat, I'll think about how it makes me feel later. Hahahahahah, no really, I'm going to really make the effort and try this. Good luck to you and good luck to me too.
Quote of the Day: "Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act." Truman Capote

3 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

This is interesting. So many times we don't think about the later. Sometimes we should! Love the Capote quote. I've never heard that one before. I might have to use that for mmy quote series. :-)

Darren said...

Its always good to think ahead with workouts and eating. I find that if I leave it to chance I always backslide and end up feeling guilty later.

Kim said...

Wow, I am flattered!!! :) And I think that you are really on to something with "thinking about the later." Maybe if I think about how it is I want to end the day feeling, I'll do better at making the choices I need, to get those results.

You always give me so much to think about Bobbie! Thanks for the support. :)