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Resistance

This was one of those days when I really did not want to go to the gym to work out.
I could give reasons: I hate working out at lunchtime because it's typically populated entirely by muscly men grunting and making the floor shake with their weight throwing, plus I was on a roll writing, have so many things to finish by the time the kids get home, only slept 3 hours last night, and so on.

Excus--er, reasons are not hard to come up with. But I know myself. If I stop, if I choose not to go without a good reason, it will be the beginning of the end; and after nearly 10 months, I'm not ready to quit. (Plus, in moments like this, I often think of my friend Kyle. I remind myself of the marathons he's run and his sport-related injuries.) So reluctantly I put on my favorite Pandora channel and off I went.

And after all that, I did feel better, and I was reminded of this Steven Pressfield quote:

“The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don't just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed.

Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second we can turn the tables on Resistance.

This second, we can sit down and do our work.”
~ Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Back to writing. Happy Thursday.

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ariandalen
Oct. 23rd, 2014 07:44 pm (UTC)
RE: "muscly men grunting and making the floor shake with their weight throwing"

Do you have a Planet Fitness near you? If you do, go look into it. I've been a member since April, and ours (at least) doesn't have that problem.
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