Tiptoeing Through the Keyboard…

Yesterday morning…just after I finished the morning blog…my computer needed to restart for updates…no biggie…it does this every week…and…I can rarely tell the difference when it wakes back up…yesterday…not so much…

It woke up with all kinds of messages…read about this update…install this browser…stand on your head and type with your toes

I hate to admit it…but it was totally overwhelming…I only had a few more minutes for computer time…I needed to check Facebook…I needed to Tweet…

Now…I’m sure that the updates will make for a better computer experience…one day…when I have time to learn about them…that just wasn’t yesterday morning…

Unless…

Surely I could have called into work…cough…cough…I’m sorry…I can’t work today…my computer updated…cough…cough…yeah…I know…I called in for this last week…but…I think this time it’s pretty serious…it’s saying I need to install a new browser…cough…cough…thanks…you’re so understanding…see you tomorrow…if I can get it all worked out

Bertha…just laughed…and asked me…if I was going to keep typing with my toes…or figure things out…then she started rambling about how it reminded her or my response to change in my life…whiningfretting

But…I quit listening…standing on my head makes it hard to hear anyway…

Jane

One Dark Morning…

This morning…I got up…dark and early…to go to the gym for my workout…I think it’s been about three weeks since I got there before work…it started simply enough…I had a cold…and…allergies…I was miserable…so I missed a full week…then…the cold was better…but my eyes were still bothering me…so…I still didn’t go…convincing myself that the extra rest would be good for me…

Finally…at the end of the second week of no activity…I started going in the afternoon and doing cardio…then…a workout on my day off…and…another on Sunday…and I knew…I needed to get back into my routine…

The only problem was…I didn’t want to…I wanted to work out…I just didn’t want to get up so early…I wanted to enjoy those last few minutes in the bed…I dreaded it…I made excuses…even during the night…when I got up to go to the bathroom…I recited all the reasons why I probably shouldn’t go…

But…this morning…when the time came…I got up…I won’t say I was…wide awake and ready…but…I got up…and I went…and…once I was there…I was glad I had gone…and…I know I will go again on Thursday…

Bertha…said that’s the way it is…it is easy to break a good habit…and it’s easy to stay there…making excuses…saying I’ll get back on my path…whatever it is…tomorrow…instead of taking action in the moment…

She says that the way to break that cycle…is to focus on what I really want…and…that will give me the push I need to get back in the swing of things…

Jane