la·zy adjective \ˈlā-zē\
: not liking to work hard or to be active
: not having much activity : causing people to feel that they do not want to be active
idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful
Slothful…that is a pretty powerful word. That is a freaking disgusting word!!
Fun fact: I *hate*…I would even say *loathe* laziness.
Fun fact: I can sometimes be the laziest person I know.
Sad fact: I have caught a case of the mean lazy.
They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit. But how many days does it take to UNDO a habit?? Not many!! Becoming lazy is easy. Becoming UN-lazy (is that a word?) is not.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know the story. Just start moving....just put one foot infront of the other...just get off my ass. It all sounds so easy, so simple.
Well, it IS that easy & simple. But when a mean case of the lazy can be as tough to break through as a mean case of the sads. Sometimes that son of a bitch just takes over you. It can be the worst!! I *HATE* feeling lazy (unless its due of course). My father was one of the laziest people I have ever known and I have always vowed to never be like that. I'm not at quite that level I don't think. But lazy is as lazy does.
It's not that I do not want to exercise. I do! I really, REALLY do! I need running in my life more now than ever before. But this mean case of lazy has me running to the couch instead of the road. In reality I can't really run at all right now. I just need to start walking again before I take off running. And even though I day dream a lot about going out for a nice stroll, clearing my head and working up a little bit of sweat...I just can't seem to freaking get out there!! I just can't seem to shake this case of the mean lazy!! And dream's can't come true unless you chase them.
I've signed up to run a half marathon on my birthday this October (not my first half marathon) so I really do have to get off my ass and get out the door. Saddest part of this story is that I own a treadmill and an elliptical. Both of which are sitting pretty in our bedroom. Since I've quit drinking I *definitely* have more energy and I do find myself going out and doing more things...like running to store to get things I need, going to the local Cafe for a cup of coffee and to do some writing (which is what I am going right now as a matter of fact), getting up at a decent time in the morning. But I still can't seem to make myself get off my ass and get a workout in.
Just like quitting drinking...just like eating better...it doesn't magically happen. It is something that *YOU* (*I*) have to make the choice to do. I have to choose to take time out after I get home from work (yes, after work. Because I am NOT a morning person and believe me I tried in the past to start a morning workout routine. It is not for me). I have to choose to wake up on the weekends and get a workout in before tackling the day.
I used to do these things so easily. It can become easy again!! It's time to tell the mean lazy that it's just going to be a friend that I see on occasions...like Sunday afternoons or Friday nights. I should be thankful that I have the ability to move. I should not take the ability to move for granted. I should be selfish and use my physically ability in excess. And that is what I am going to start doing again.
It's kinda funny. This chapter of the journey is kind of starting backwards. It used to be that I always started with my eating & tracking, then adding in workouts, then working on my drinking. Maybe I finally found the right recipe.
What's something that motivates you to not be lazy???