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The momentum of laziness

Monday, July 18, 2016, In How Fit Feels by

Week 2 was one I would rather forget and the first moment I really noticed my thoughts related to not working out.

While exercise is important to me as it is part of my job and I like to feel good about my physical capability, it is more than that. My own space with no distractions now no longer exists. I wonder what do people who don’t exercise do to be alone with their thoughts? Maybe non-exercisers don’t have a place to go, maybe that is a bigger problem than missing the physical benefits of movement??

While my attempts to meditate are in the early stages, I still do not believe this is a direct replacement for movement.

There are other factors I am struggling with as well, the human response to being told you can’t do something, which of course means you crave it even more – and my reaction to everyone asking about it, pulling the struggle to the foreground all the time.

I had a bizarre moment the other day when I was dropping my motorbike off for a service and had some time to kill. The nearest café was a small walk away, and low and behold it was up the hill! Making my way to grab a long black (gotta minimise calorie intake right?) an odd thing struck me, this lack of movement seemed to gain momentum, and for the first time in a very long time I genuinely felt lazy.

What do you think?

  • Santarita Kollosche

    This experiment and your rawness to the experience is relatable to many fitness enthusiasts I’m sure. I’m enjoying the blogs and interested (but, not envious however) to see how you endure the next 12 weeks. All the best Mick.