Day Nineteen - Temptation Raised Its Ugly Head
Friday, March 19, 2010
I set my alarm as usual to get up and exercise on the recumbent bike. However, when the alarm went off, temptation called to me. It said "Well, Ellen, you have exercised 3 days now. You might be overdoing the first week. Didn't your hip bother you a little yesterday? Doesn't it need a break? Skip exercise this morning. The rest will do you good."
I listened and agreed, then something deep inside me said to try the exercise, if it hurts, stop. I went off and exercised for 30 minutes without a problem. Afterwards. I felt great.
The mind is a very powerful contraption! It is hard to separate out negative thinking from good thinking. It is very good at pointing up resistance.
Then temptation did not get discouraged after I exercised. My PC slowed down to a crawl when I tried to use SparkPeople. It was taking minutes to refresh a screen and my cursor seemed ineffective. I had to give up the usual time I spend on SparkPeople. I was annoyed. I rebooted the PC several times to no avail. The temptation to forget about SparkPeople was strong. But after a few hours, the PC seemed to be back to normal and here I am getting the support I need to have a healthy day.
The lesson I have taken from these two incidents is that everything does not always run smoothly and it is easy to let obstacles get in the way of the right thing to do. I think temptation is gone for today but who knows.
I am committed to this program and will not be easily swayed. Today was a test for sure. I passed it.