Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sober Day #130

One hundred and thirty days.  How much I am learning.  What I notice today- probably since Saturday is my long workout day- is how my feelings about fitness are shifting.

I've had a major commitment to fitness for about 10 years now.  I work out with a trainer 3 times weekly, and do changing group pursuits the other days-  pilates, TRX, barre, yoga, gyrotonics-  you name it, and I will try it!  Averaging at least an hour a day of vigorous activity.

Here's how I feel (or felt) at the beginning of a class/session:  I have made the commitment to this, so I will do it.  It's not very fun, but it IS important.  I will zone out when possible, and take shortcuts as needed to get through it.

Today I noticed a shift.  It's as though another layer of victim-hood is dropping away (for what I described above, if you reread it, is really being a victim of my own commitment).  Today I noticed that when the work gets hard, I am leaning into it.  When I just-about-can't do something, I push even harder.  And I am reveling in the hardness, and how it moves me toward a greater level of fitness.

It still looks just the same from the outside- but it feels very different from the inside.




6 comments:

  1. Hi Carrie
    That's exactly the post I needed this morning :o)
    I'll be in that little gym of mine very shortly..... and the phrase I'll be taking in there from your mail is....
    LEAN INTO IT!
    Nice! I will!
    Have a good day :o)
    Gx

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    1. Happy workout! It feels good, doesn't it!

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  2. "It still looks just the same from the outside- but it feels very different from the inside." Yup, that's true of so many things eh? It's so good to be able to actually feel what's going on inside.

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    1. Great reminder, Sue. That wine-related internal, emotional numbness is still thawing for me, and the whole world looks so different!

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  3. Hi, I have nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can read about it at: http://wp.me/p48CTN-UP xx

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    1. Hi, Lucy, thanks soooooo very much for this honor!!!

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