Yesterday’s blog was all about setting priorities for post-pandemic life New Normal. Then as if on cue, I received a You Tube video (see link below) from my friend Pamela for the folks in her exercise for seniors class. Perfect! Just the incentive I needed to get up out of my Lazygirl and get moving.
Before diving in head first, of course, I had to see what I was in for, so I sat and watched for all of ten minutes before I had to turn it off due to sheer exhaustion. How does she do that? Where does she get all that energy? The Jane Fonda of Seniors.
Well duh. She does it because she does it. Obviously, there was a point in her life where she simply decided to do it, so she did it. She works out. I watch. The good news is that my ten-minute excursion into Exercise by Voyeurism sent me off on another round of self-exploration.
I’ve always been better at dropping bad habits than adopting good ones. Clearly, I’m better at passive activity (is that an oxymoron?) like not smoking, not drinking, and not watching TV than I am at the stuff I have to do—the aggressive stuff, like changing my diet, exercising, meditating, building good habits. I guess that my lazy nature simply prefers the not doing to the doing.
But in keeping with yesterday’s venture into creating a new game plan for post-pandemic life, a balance between doing and being was high on the list, right up there with exercise and time management. Hmm. I guess it’s no accident that Pamela’s video landed in my inbox when it did.
I am happy to say that today marks the one-month anniversary of my commitment to write and publish a daily blog. One month! That’s pretty doggoned miraculous for a reluctant doer like myself, I’d say. Kudos to me.
As Pamela keeps on exercising, I keep on writing—at least for now. Her dedication fuels mine. It gives me the incentive to keep on keeping on and to do whatever I can to improve daily, not just writing, but my life in its entirety, even if requires getting out of my Lazygirl and shaking my booty. Rats. Oh wait—I can do it joyfully, or I can do it grudgingly. Always my choice, right?
Today I’m going take a stab at exercising, even if I last less than five minutes. Today, I added fuel to my writing fire by ordering a book by fellow blogger Jessica Davidson (Free Your Pen Website). Today, I will do my best to do whatever is before me to do. As I persevere, I’ll get stronger and last longer by strengthening muscles, both physical and spiritual. The more I do, the more I can do.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life and there’s a whole lot of doing and being yet to be done. Today I will celebrate that I woke up this morning and that I have another day in which to do it. Today, I will give thanks for it all. Including the exercise.
PS: Link to Pamela’s video: https://youtu.be/MUBPOa6P8IQ
PPS: To all of you beautiful life giving nurturers out there, Happy Mother’s Day, with love!
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).