Wednesday, February 4, 2009

In need of a little inspiration

Ok let's get this out of the way, I am a Gemini, the proverbial social butterfly with the attention span of a Goldfish with A.D.D. To say that my devotion to this fitness thing is miraculous would not be an understatement. The only other thing I pursued for a similar length of time and with similar passion has been my Illustration and Graphic Design Career. I would venture so far as to say that that does not count because it's a constantly evolving process of newness and fun, whereas this fitness thing is a day in day out slog through the same trenches.

Yeah, I'm having a negativity problem right about now. I need some inspiration.

So tonight, despite my horrific fear of attending new classes at the gym alone, and my certanty that I will make a giant fool of myself, I am forcing myself to attend a Belly Dancing class tonight. No more excuses, no more thinking "oh I really should do that someday"...No tonight I go. Yes, it's at an awkward time for me (8:00 pm) and Yes, I have to go all by myself, but dammit, I want to try Belly Dancing, and I need to overhaul my routine!

Part of my problem lately has been that my attention has been absorbed by a myriad of other pursuits. Chief among them overhauling my online portfolio and brushing up my skills to help me in the Job Hunt. And while all of this is very healthy and productive, it unfortunately results in me sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, and using lunch and dinner dates as an excuse to get out of the house. Let me tell you, some of the coffee shops here in NYC make the most tastiest cupcakes on earth, my softening middle can attest to that.

One of the other changes I'm trying to psych myself up to is adding swimming back into my routine. It's hard, because the gym with the pool is so far away, which leads to a lot of excuses on my part, but I think maybe a once a week trip would be good.

Any motivational words or inspirations for me?



Melissa said...

Well, if you haven't read Crabby's post Remotivating then get yourself over there and do so. I intend to revisit it myself.

Hey, two of my daughters are bellydancers! And they have blogs too: Fun with Hypergols and Kentucky Babe. I'm not sure they've blogged anything about bellydancing, but Fun with Hypergols' latest post is about remotivating.

carla said...

how was it?

my words: I live my life making a giant fool of myself. and I kid you not.
Im SO UNCOORDINATED (hence my love of the iron) and finally decided that life is too friggin short not to do things for fear of being embarrassed.

so I embraced the embarrassed and OWNED IT

(and yes, it took me until 30 to get there :))

Tracking Transformation: Where I stand now