Monday, January 14, 2008

Do...or Do Not...There is no Try!

I'm always amazed at how many lines from "Star Wars" can be applied to the rest of life. George Lucas did a great job with these movies and Yoda's one liners always fire the old imagination.
Which leads me to my training today. Sometimes I have an off day where I don't feel like training and I don't feel like eating well - today has been one of them. It started with my alarm clock going off at 5am for my usual morning walk. I didn't feel like it one little bit, but reminding myself of my commitment to action, got up and did it anyway. Still feeling no better (TOM is giving me cramps), I think of asking somebody else to teach my RPM class - I don't feel inspired and the thought of Track 5 makes me want to puke in a bucket. However, I have all of these participants who I don't want to let down, so I put in a thorough effort and cane Track 5, even though I don't feel like doing it.
Then I'm back home to work.. typical of the day, I don't feel like cooking up a healthy lunch. I do it anyway. I don't feel like working - however, I'm doing it just the same. Dinner will be prepared on auto-pilot.
I will look back tomorrow and be thankful for what I achieved today. Sometimes you need to ignore your inner voice that is whining at you and telling you "it's too hard". There's a victory to be achieved by telling that critical inner voice to go and shove it, and victory to be achieved by just getting stuck into it. There will be no regret later on :)
Training today: walk 30 minutes (for mental sanity!), teach RPM 45 minutes.


Raechelle said...

Good post and great advice! Words to live by!

Lia Halsall said...

I love that quote, it's one of my many favourites. Yoda rocks! :o)

tiny donna said...

i must have been chanelling you tonight koz i got through my first rpm in ages and i too wanted to barf at track 5 hehehe

Combat Girl said...

I know how you feel Liz!

At least you did what you had to and tomorrow you will feel much better.

Magda said...

Hi Liz,

this is me today - 100%!!! Am so hungry I could eat my arm. At least my training today was excellent. Loved the sprints and was very happy with my HRM stats. But I'm fighting the urge to "just have a little ????"

God help me through this. I hate feeling like this!!


little rene said...

"You must learn control"

I loved this one from the little furry fella :)

Lisa said...

You had my day!!

Java said...

You handled it perfectly, I give in to easily and find a way out, so you are yet again (even on your off day) such a inspiration.
Good on ya, I hope you feel much better soon.