100 Days – But I Don’t Want To!


Reasons I didn’t want to work out today:

-It’s Monday
-It’s frigging cold outside
-I have other stuff I want to write

Reasons I worked out anyway:

-I’m a writer

So look. I’m not trying to be an Ironman. I don’t have aspirations of  Olympic glory. Heck, I don’t even plan to run a 5K next summer. I just want to get my body moving more than it would otherwise (which is to say, at all).

But somedays I just don’t want to. I’m a writer before I’m any kind of athlete, which means the part of this challenge I like the best is this writing bit. And tonight there’s other stuff that wants my attention. Characters. Meditations on what the heck my cat is staring at. When I don’t want to do the writing, it’s hard to find the motivation to do the work out.

But the thing about being a writer is sometimes it’s just about powering through the stuff you don’t want to do. Because if you skip it, avoid it, put it off until another day, soon that avoidance becomes a habit, and then you’re not a writer anymore.

So I grabbed a new yoga routine, rolled out the mat, tried not to giggle while the cat licked my toes, and now I’m here. And just like powering through that sticky plot point, I feel better for it. Now excuse my while I got excise my plot bunnies so I can do better at this challenge tomorrow.

Here’s a procrastination haiku (which I totally stole from a meme)

No no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no

100 Day Summary

Day 15 — Unwilling yoga
Minutes today — 20
Total minutes —420

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