I think I can, I think I can | Romey

I had a day off from work today. I spent most of it running errands and getting to appointments. Towards the end of the day, I was relaxing on the couch and watching television. Today is one of my usual workout days. It would have been so easy just to stay put, where I was nice and warm; but I thought I would feel bad if I didn’t go to the gym. I ended up getting a great workout that included 1000 ab crunches, and even though I wasn’t feeling the normal stress of a regular workday, I felt better mentally, too.

The show that I was watching was about a woman who was in her late forties. She wanted to lose weight and get in shape, so she enlisted the help of a trainer. She kept sabotaging her workouts by constantly whining and complaining about how hard they were. Her trainer was frustrated by the limits she kept putting on herself. I thought about that woman as I was going through my workout tonight. On the one hand, it would seem easy to say “I can’t do that” when Dr. T says he wants a hundred of something or other. If you don’t do it, you’ve accomplished nothing but wasted time. On the other hand, it can be just as easy not to think about the hundred. Once your body gets moving, you literally just do it. The workout is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one.