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Whiny babies

Friday, August 09, 2019

I haven't been highly motivated lately. Don't know why, but this is not unusual for me. Fact is, it happens periodically and I'm always a little puzzled. I really think I spend too much time pondering the "why" (which just distracts me from getting going again), instead of doing something. ANYTHING! It's like the oft-paraphrased Newton's Law - A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion.

This action (or lack thereof) also spawns what I call the "whiny babies" who constantly whine "I don't want to." Generally, I watch hours of TV or surf the web. I could exercise, clean house, get out of the house, call someone, go to the driving range, swing a club in the yard...the list is pretty endless. Yet, there is no motion. Body at rest...

I have discovered that if I will MAKE myself do some small thing, suddenly I'm in motion and I do the next small thing and the next and then the bigger thing.

My weight loss has stalled. Why? Because I'm doing NOTHING. Not drinking water, not exercising, not watching what I eat. So, I get the whiny babies and do more NOTHING. LOL It's pretty laughable. I'm like Farmer's Insurance, at 64-years-old, "I've seen a thing or two." Therefore, I know how to get rid of the NOTHINGS. Do SOMETHING.

Thanks for listening to the whiny baby. I'm thinking about doing something. That's the first step, so long as I don't get stalled there.

Happy Friday.

Donna G
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    A good reason for being on Spark. We see others who are "doing" something and it can inspire us. I really believe in the 10 minute challenge. Most times 10 minutes will make you realize how much better you feel when you are doing something for your body. That 10 minutes just gets us going and before you know it you've done 20 or, you can just do 10 several times a day to get the same results. It's OK to be "whiny" once in a while but feeling better will come with exercise! emoticon emoticon
    369 days ago
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    I understand. Although I do exercise everyday and drink water...I have a habit of sitting too long in the evening. I know that I should get off of my rear and do something but I don't. I am 64, retired and just getting rather lazy.
    370 days ago
    You are already doing one thing- naming the problem and sharing it with others. Now you can move forward. I do it too 😊
    371 days ago
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