The Laws of Physics and Getting Healthy
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The following is a couple of paragraphs which I copied and pasted from an entry I wrote on a message board today in order to encourage my self and someone else. It occurred to me that maybe there are more people who would derive encouragement from it; so I am posting it here:
It is hard when you are stuck in the house and one day closely resembles another. It is harder when it hurts to do anything. It is hard to find the motivation to keep yourself going, mentally active and interested in life.
That's why I like to write; I love online communities where one can meet people who have the same struggles we do; I like to read--it gets me outside these four walls. But sometimes, I get fed up with living my life vicariously. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting time on the computer when I COULD be out somewhere having fun and when I SHOULD be cleaning my house. (Entropy has set into my house more than it has into me I think. Its state reflects my level of being well or unwell.)
THAT is why I am trying so hard to regain what little health I have...trying to build endurance by getting outside and walking (the hardest thing I've ever done, was to go outside my front door and begin to walk down my road!), building strength by resistance exercises and building flexibility with yoga. But when the tiredness and pain gets to me; or when plain old laziness sets in and I suddenly can't see the point in all my efforts anymore...that's when it gets really hard. that's when the rubber meets the road. And that's where it is so easy to quit.
It is true that "a body in motion tends to stay in motion" and "an object will remain stationary until another equal or greater force is exerted upon it."
That "greater force" has to be our will and our desire. Guard those things. Cherish them...they are your ticket out.