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.