Going Public

April 15th, 2012

Procrastination and laziness are my first cousins. I mean to do so many things, start so many projects, set so many goals, and after giving it a lot of thought, I usually just lie down and read something trashy and eat something toxic instead. A case in point is exercise avoidance. Most nights when I’m lying in bed I swear to myself that, yes damn it! I will get up early the next morning and drive to town for a spinning class. I pack my workout bag, make my intention and then reliably hit Snooze each and every time. One of my problems is trying to take giant leaps forward. Given that I basically quit exercising a year or so ago, I should know that I need to crawl before I walk. I hate exercise so much that I have to trick myself into doing it. So after two years off the mat, I signed up for an online course called 30 Days of Yoga for People Too Busy to Do Yoga, and the only commitment I have to make is to spend 10 minutes a day, 6 days a week, doing some yoga. Building the habit for 30 days of being good to my body. So I’m making that commitment here in writing, and I hope I’ll be too embarrassed not to keep this promise to myself. Coincidentally (are there really any of those?), at the same time I signed up for this online course, I found two easy beginner classes taking place at a studio just a couple of blocks from my house. The right kind of beginner yoga at the right time of day in the right location. The Universe speaks and I listen.

3 Responses to “Going Public”

  1. karen says:

    Nikki, We must be first cousins once removed. I was happy to hear I’m not the only one that has great aspirations to do many things including exercise, but laziness overrides. I too made a pact to do 10-15 minutes of yoga everyday – and to attend just 2 classes/week for anything that moves my body. Something that I can attain — so I can feel good about keeping to it — and hopefully change my patterns. Thanks for writing!
    ~Karen

  2. nikki says:

    Thanks for the encouragement…hang in there!

  3. ASMA says:

    Great idea! I have been looking into couch25k. What do you think?

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