It’s strange when you realise you actually have everything you were working for. I would say everything you wanted, but we know that the moment you get what you want, you start wanting something else or something more. Shopenhauer was right about that. He wasn’t right about the fact that we live in misery all the time, but the fact that we spend our lives striving for things we don’t have, achieve or attain them and then want something different – that he was right about.
Everything you worked for. Years worth of effort. Hundreds of hours of study, months of work experience, a decent amount of euphoria when things go well and doubts when they don’t. It’s a strange concept, maybe because you get so used to working towards something, being in the wrong place and wanting to be somewhere else, but to finally be where you were aiming to get to – that’s strange.
And it’s strange that it takes some adjusting to. You would think that once you’d got to this wonderful place that you’d spent so long dreaming about that everything would fall into place and you’d realise, yep, you’re home. But it’s not like that. There are still anxieties and concerns, things that fit and things that don’t and you still wonder, is this right? Have I worked myself to the right place?
But then eventually, eventually, it sinks in. I am there. I have made it.
And then the journey really begins. Still standing at the bottom of the ladder, but at last the ladder is leaning against the right wall. This is the exciting bit, where you can throw your heart and soul into it and see where the ladder takes you – how high up does it go and what tangents will spark off from it. Maybe a ladder isn’t the greatest analogy. Maybe it’s more like a tree – lots of limbs to climb out on. Either way, it’s a really cool place to be and I would recommend anyone to try it. Be brave, get out there and take your opportunities even though it’s scary. Make your life happen the way you want to. It’s the only one you’re going to get, after all.
So. Been absent for a couple of days due to biiiig days at work where pt sessions have been many and running on into the late evening. Today is the biggest of all with 9.5 sessions, followed by the usual 6 back to back session marathon on Saturday. Tiring but brilliant – a full diary is a good thing for a pt. Just maybe don’t hold your breath for a blog post from me over the next few days!
The Lent “eating only good things” challenge (really must think of a better title than that!) is going well. It’s a good mindset to take to the shops when looking for some lunch or a snack as the task becomes “what’s the best thing I can find to eat in here?”, which is better than “what do I fancy?” or “what have they got?”, which quite often will lead to something rubbish. You’ve got to be lead by your brain when you eat, rather than emotion, tastebuds or convenience. Not always easy, but the way which most often leads to good health and helps create or maintain a slim figure.
And what’s good is how a lot of food manufacturers are cottoning on to the fact that a lot of us want decent food that tastes good. As none of us are in fact Gillian McKeith (thankfully), we do not want to eat this:
And happily we don’t have to. So go off in search of good nutritious food that you like the taste of. Choices that are led by the brain but supported by the tastebuds are the best kind.
Blimey, I’m really not as funny when I’m tired am I?!
Ok, gotta go – session plans to write. Got a 5.5 hr back to back pt marathon now. Not going to get to eat at all for a bit!
I’ve only got time for a short one right now as I’m due in the gym in an hour to teach my Roxy Sno-Fit class, but I thought I’d share with you my small foray into activeness from this morning. Which was jumping up and down on the spot, waving an oven glove vigorously with one arm. Underneath the smoke alarm. Which had gone off in protest towards a burnt piece of toast, and was refusing to stop beeping; instead, it was beeping with more and more intensity and I had visions of my neighbours calling the fire service. Thankfully, I did manage to calm it down. Phew.
I’ll just point out now that this is not today’s contribution to my training…a proper session shall take place later. It is likely to be TRX related!