This year, I'm doing nothing and a whole lot all.at.the.same.time.
Races--meh, I did a couple earlier this year...the rest of the year....shhhhh....I don't have much going on.
SURIUOSLY People, I don't.
On the other hand, I'm training like some kind of crazy possessed woman.
or at least that's what Mr. Tea claims.
I, however, didn't notice....because I'm having so much fun.
Now, I've had more than a few friends look at me questioning and then ask questioningly "What are you doing? When is your race?"
And again I have to whisper I'm not doing any.
At which point, they violently shake their heads trying to get their minds wrapped around this concept, and respond "Are you trying to lose weight"
(sigh, apparently, I look like I could drop a few. Nonetheless I respond "No.")
Their heads spin around, they start blinking and stuttering and finally spew out "I-I-I don't understand. Why are you training so hard?"
I know that some of you can relate to this (coughbillcough), but others....well, admit it, you struggle with the concept of exercising, being active, training, (whatever you want to call it) simply for the fun of doing it.....well, it's downright NOT NATURAL.
Afterall, there HAS TO BE SOME REWARD FOR ALL THIS HARD WORK. WHERE'S THE REWARD FOR ALL THE MILES? WHERE'S THE REWARD FOR GETTING UP EARLY.
Maybe this isn't about ME. Maybe this is about YOU.
Afterall, I don't need a REWARD for doing something that I love and enjoy. The act of doing and being able to DO, IS my reward.
That doesn't mean the workouts aren't hard.
That doesn't mean that it's always easy.
It simply means that I love doing it....whether or not there is a medal involved.
Think about it. Think about what a positive impact you could have on your life if you change your thought process from "this is something that I have to do.....to lose weight....to get faster....to do this race"
"This is something that I want to do because it's fun and challenging and gives me goals and makes me healthy and and...and everything else is secondary."
There is no such thing as failure.
Every day you get up and do something is success. (And yes, even taking a day off requires self-control for some).
Wouldn't you then FIND time to exercise?
Wouldn't you MAKE time to exercise?
Wouldn't the pressure of having to do something, because you HAVE to....disappear?
You just go out and have fun.
You DESERVE it.