Grumble…Grumble…


Earlier in the week…I went for an afternoon gym session…I usually go before work…and I noticed a woman that I haven’t seen in a couple of years…she really looked good…I could see the muscle definition in her arms and legs…definition that wasn’t there the last time I’d seen her…

My first response was to feel discouraged and grumble…well…she looked better and I didn’t…if life isn’t fair…then…grumbling should be…

No…not according to you know who…Bertha…who said that instead of grumbling…I should look at her as encouragement for the efforts that I’ve been making…she reminded me…that during those same two years…I had that little thing called…brain surgery…which was the reason that I quit training at the time…and…here this woman was…proof positive…that although I don’t see a huge change after a couple of months working out…that with consistency…in a couple of years…I will have made huge strides…

Hmmm…I hadn’t thought of it that way…but…I still grumbled a little…about wasted time…and well…just because I was in a grumbling mood…

Then…I saw the same woman yesterday at the grocery store…she really looked good…we smiled…we spoke…I told her…I could tell she appreciated it…she agreed that she had really been working hard…that she pushed herself…but that she did it because she liked the results…

This morning…on my day off…I got up early…and went to the gym…I didn’t grumble…well…maybe just a little

Jane

PS…she also related it all to my life…of course…and reminded me of my writing…and that the same holds true for it…I hate when she double teams me…

8 thoughts on “Grumble…Grumble…

  1. You Jane, are a true inspiration yourself. More often than not your life lessons can be applied to my situations as well. I was ready to give up on a lot of things today, but I’ll keep pushing and striving. We may have different paths we take on some of our journeys, but it is the effort we put behind it that will get us where we are trying to go. Thank you for the solid reminder, and thank you Bertha. You two make my early morning so much better.

    • Misty…thank you so much for your comment…it really meant a lot to me. We do all have different paths…but…the message is the same…I love that about Bertha…who by the way…is on her way to your house…with her pom-poms just to cheer you on for your efforts!

  2. Misty is right, Jane. You are an inspiration to so many. Me, being one of the many.
    I have to say, though, I’ve been more than a little grumpy recently and to have Bertha come along with her upbeat smile and gentle correction makes me grump more before I accept it, smile and agree with her. 😉
    btw – Yay for you hitting the gym on your day off. :-)

    • Thanks Jacqueline…I have to admit…it has the same effect on me at times…sometimes I just want to pout…and Bertha will have no part of it! And…now…to make it to the gym tomorrow!

  3. Jane, the other ladies are right. You are an inspiration and your point is one to remember. We shouldn’t resent those who appear to be advancing faster than us but rather take inspiration from them and know we accomplish things in our own time.

  4. Wonderful reminder for me Jane! I am in a grumbling frame of mind. I’ve been eating and exercising and have seen zero results!! I know it gets tougher after 50, but OMG! However, I will keep up the good fight and replace my grumbling with postitive fuel!!

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