March 17, 2020

A Quote That Speaks to Me (a writing prompt)

This is going to be short, because I am SO TIRED. I don't know why; lately, I've been forcing myself to go to bed by 1:00 AM, still feeling wide awake. Well, it may have caught up to me today. So, I chose a writing prompt that speaks a lot for itself:

Share a quote that speaks to me and explain why...

I have saved several quotes on Pinterest and on Instagram that speak to me for various reasons, so I went through some of those and found one that was really speaking to me today:

If you're on Instagram, check out @behaviorhack. Lots of inspiring quotes to live by!

I think this quote stuck out to me today because I've been feeling the opposite lately. I remember the days when I worked my ass off to get into shape and I really did feel on top of the world--like it was a superpower.

I remember on my long run days, I would take full advantage of the rest of the day by relaxing and not feeling the slightest bit guilty for lying on the couch and watching Netflix. I felt like I earned it!

Now, I'm feeling quite the opposite. I'm very much out of shape, and I know what I need to do in order to get back in shape, but I just cannot, for the life of me, find the self-discipline that I used to have. But I would love to have that superpower feeling again, and the only way to get that is to put in the work.

As for rest... I've been less active now than I have in the past 10 years. And so when I do rest, even after a very busy day, I don't feel any sort of peace. The rest doesn't feel good like it used to--instead, I just don't feel like I did anything to require it, so it doesn't feel relaxing at all. I'd love to have that feeling of working very hard so that when I do rest, it's actually very relaxing.

"Embrace the hard times". This one is hard to get behind ;) In the short term, sure--I can do that. But when it feels never ending, it's really hard to see the finish line.

However, I DO want to remember the hard times so that when things do get better (and I trust they will) the good times really WILL feel that much greater.

Now, I'm off to a (hopefully) relaxing and restful sleep! (I did great with calorie counting today; it makes me feel good to go to bed with that knowledge under my belt.)

1 comment:

  1. I really like that quote as well. It makes perfect sense. I'm gonna force myself on to the treadmill today. I skipped yesterday. Wish I had the balls to start running outside like I used to but there's some mean dogs in our neighborhood and the stress is too much.


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