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Getting Started

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I love this quote. When I was a kid I thought once I did something I wouldn't have to start doing it again. Like, once I started making my bed in the morning, nothing was going to get in my way. I'd just keep making my bed in the morning.

Life brings us many things that interfere in our routine. A change of work schedule, a sick child or other family emergency and the bed just doesn't get made. Right? If that is just for a day or two it isn't difficult to get back to fluffing those pillows and straightening the sheets.
All I need to do is commit myself to starting again.

Sometimes I get off track with exercising. When I am having migraines, those aren't good days to lift weights. Or when the flu bug takes up what feels like permanent residence in my chest and I can't move without coughing, it isn't the best time to do cardio. That's what I am coping with now:
the month-long-I don't-think-I'll ever-feel-good-again-energy-sa
pping virus.

Now that I am trying my regular exercise it seems my arms/legs have turned to jelly. It's easy to feel like I will never get back to where I was. If I try to do what I did a month ago - I'm setting myself up for failure. What a de-motivator that is!! I don't even want to look at a dumb bell.

Today I RE-discovered the key to Getting Started Again.

START WHERE I AM. In fact, I think that is the key to Getting Started everyday.

I need to figure out where I am - what does my body need and what is it able to accomplish?
Accept the reality that life is full of change and be ready to adjust each day, as needed.

Today I did some upper arm moves WITHOUT weights
Tomorrow I'll get started from where I am.
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