Physically Pffffftt.

I love the feeling after a walk or work-out.  The I-can-conquer-anything feeling.  It puts a spring in my step.  So why, too often, do I phizzle?  Or why do I not “Just Do It” as Nike would say?

Too busy?  Too tired?  Motivation and inspiration – or lack thereof?  The buddy-system definitely helps.  Last night, although cold, several of us attended a beautiful, candle-light walk on the General Dacey Trails in Shelbyville.  My sister and I discussed that we would not have attended it by ourself, but by going with a group, we were motivated.  So were approximately 300 other walkers!  The light dusting of snow, the ~ 400 luminarias, the bonfire, the friends, the hot apple cider and hot chocolate – all made for a beautiful event.  Thank you to all the volunteers that made it possible.

This evening my husband suggested a walk.  It was 34 degrees and very windy.  But, since he was going, I thought I might as well go, too.  It was brisk…and invigorating.  I would not have left the warmth of the house without a little encouragement from someone else.

I have found  It is so much fun!!  I was perusing fitness, motivation, etc.  One picture is so simple, but so positive.  Believe it and it will happen.  Say it and it’s so:

Oh, yes I do!

Yep, there it is.  A simple affirmation.  I love it.

Since I really am an active person…in just a bit of a rut or the winter doldrums…maybe the bigger problem is that chocolate talks to me.  It knows me by name.  It calls to me from the places I have hid it from my boys.  An addition to the problem could be that I have the appetite of a lumberjack. 

Definitely must find the motivation and inspiration to exercise…..frequently.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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4 Responses to Physically Pffffftt.

  1. Janie Fox says:

    I am working on it but I don’t love it yet. Chocolate is my crack.

  2. Lisa Rigoni says:

    You can do it! I’m just getting back to it … and feel the same way you described in your first paragraph : ) Even had a great work out today!! YAY!!

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