At every age, we have that impertinent child inside that will stomp his/her little foot against what we should do versus what we really want to do or feel capable of doing. We can go days, weeks, months and not hear a peep from the impertinent child(we're just going to call mine Sam)...or I can have a week that she's right at my ear screaming when I don't stop for ice cream or head to burn off the extremely yummy egg white omelet at Average Joe's Crossfit .
Today, Sam was exceptionally grumpy. She wanted me laying down in bed not working out at Average Joe's Crossfit . She was especially irritated that I ignored her. As I went through my workout I felt annoyed (not normal) and toward the end of the WOD (workout of the day) 20 bar burpees, 20 thrusters, 20 bar burpees And then a thrilling 500m walk. Instead of being happy I was annoyed, Sam was ticked and I was feeling nauseous.
What was different about day #16 (and let's face it, most days before January 12, 2015-my first day at crossfit) is I didn't let the excuses stop me. I knew in the long run the exercise would be beneficial so I ignored that poking, annoyingly whiny voice and went. Where as the old me would've stayed under the covers. It turns out I was running a high temperature and actually ill but I didn't know that until after. Today I made a good choice for me. One more step to fully taking control of my life & ignoring Sam. Who knows she may not be so loud next time.
What positive choices are you making and what do you do when your whiny kid is grumpy and insisting,"I donwanna?"
Thanks for reading,