Summer months are approaching and I am finding out I have a weakness...sunshine. I have found myself slowing my pace while the sun has finally begun to come out of it's hiding. I am gardening and playing outside more and neglecting the gym these past few weeks. Yes, I admit it. Balancing my life can be a challenge at times and between training at night, being a mom during the day, building this website and needing to exercise myself I am finding that I don't want to do everything right now. Life is full of golden sunshine and the birds are chirping and the outdoors is calling me. It reminds me of a poem I read as a kid,
I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree
And a butterfly flitted across the field
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land
Tossing the grasses to and fro
And a rainbow held out it's shining hand
So what could I do but laugh and go?
- Richard Le Gallienne
Why am I sharing this with you? Trainers often seem like they are always thinking, breathing exercise and eating healthy. It can almost turn you off to it and make you not want to do it. (At least in my experience with people new to exercise.) Those of you that are hitting the gym hard are probably thinking, "You weany!" I am not afraid of sharing my weaknesses with you and hope it lets you know this is a liflelong process and you can enjoy it without guilt.
I am entering back into a more intense training period...I just stopped and smelled some amazing roses and now am refreshed again and ready to have another go.
Are any of you distracted by a brown bird?
What are you doing to stay on track?