I’ve been working out recently with one of the DVD programs you usually see advertised on TV late at night. It’s a pretty good workout with enough variety to keep me going to the next day. One day I’m working a muscle group, the next I’m doing some form of cardio workout. I feel good after each workout and I like all the workouts. Except for this one workout. It’s 50% longer than all the others and I really don’t enjoy doing it. It’s a Yoga workout and while I usually like Yoga, I really don’t like this one. I struggle with the moves, holding the poses and the overall length of the workout itself. I find every excuse I can to not do this workout. Which throws off my daily routine of trying to get a workout in every day. I abhor this workout so much, it has completely derailed the good momentum I had going about a month ago.
I’ve noticed this happens in other areas of my life as well. If I can’t seem to get a blog post written the way I want it sound, I’ll let my writing languish for days. I let it stop me from my goal of trying to write everyday. Or if I am craving a certain usually off limit food or type of food, I’ll eat all the way around the food, most likely adding WAY more calories than if I just ate the dang thing in a moderate portion size. Or even if I’m having difficulty reaching a contact I really want to do business with, all other cold calling stops until I reach that contact. Instead of replacing the ickey workout with one of the multitude of others available in the DVD set, or starting a completely new blog post, or eating the craved food, or putting aside the elusive contact, my stubbornness and narrow-mindedness allows these situations to take control of otherwise good progress.
No more. Tomorrow I start fresh resuming my walk/run. I’ll get to the DVD’s on Monday when it’s supposed to be over 90 again. And the elusive contact goes to the bottom of the contact list bumping up every other prospect higher in the list. And the troublesome blog post gets saved as a draft, perhaps never to see the light of day. Instead I published this one. You’re not the boss of me frustrating situations. So there.