Pushing Pushups…


Last week…I started back to the gym…I tried going last winter…and made it a few times…but…honestly…my heart wasn’t in it…and…I don’t think my body was either…even though it had been a year since my Chiari surgery…and even though physical activity should have been good for me…it made me feel worse instead of better…so…I quit going…

Anyway…last week…it just felt right…I actually…wanted…to go…and the cardio honestly felt good…after a few days of just cardio…I did the weight machines…it felt so good that I didn’t want to stop…except that I knew I wouldn’t be able to move the next day if I didn’t…

I’m looking forward to going after work today…maybe doing a yoga class…

Bertha…says the whole gym thing reminds her of my tendency to try to rush things in my life…trying to push through…instead of just waiting until I’m really ready…following someone else’s sense of timing rather than my own…

And…that makes me think of giving birth…and how…pushing…before the time is right…is counterproductive…actually slowing things down…

Hmmm…she’s right…I do have a tendency to try to push through…several areas of my life just flashed before my eyes…as today…I take the advice that I will soon be giving to the kids at school…

Stop pushing

Jane

6 thoughts on “Pushing Pushups…

  1. Jane,
    So happy to hear you are feeling better to do some exercise. Every little bit gets you closer to where you wish to go. But like you mentioned (and Bertha), doing too much may do the opposite for you then you want. Take your time and you will get there. I’m right there with you.
    I know what you’re talking about with pushing or waiting until the right time. I am feeling that way about my book. I feel on one hand that I should be writing and getting this book done. Then on the other hand I don’t want to push and not make it the best it can be.
    What I try to do is sit and listen to my inner voice and allow it to guide me. I know sometimes its hard because our ego likes to play too. I have to remember to let the ego know it is NOT invited to the conversation and trust in my inner guidance.

    • Teresa…we’re on the same wave length…the lesson applies to my writing as well…I just…want it out there…but…I know that while I need to continue to take action…I honestly have to let evolve as it will…not always easy for a ‘pusher’ like me to do! Good luck with the book.

    • I love when that happens, Peggy! After I did the post I had an email that said…Faster takes longer when you hurry! Love that! Hugs to you as you allow things to progress in their own time.

  2. Thanks Jane. I am going to go to the gym again too. If you can do it– I can do it. Wow, just read up on your surgery— you are one tough cookie. Sorry you had to go through that. I think I might also get a new blog going to talk about my “recovery” process too. Have a great day Lady! You are very inspirational to me. Thanks.
    Hugs xo

    • Awesome…so glad you’re getting in the gym groove as well! Yes…we can do it together. I can honestly say that I’m glad I didn’t really comprehend the recovery when I started out with the surgery…some things are better left unknown!

      Keep me posted on your gym results!

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