As the evening ended, the assignment did get done for what it is worth (he still has to do a full blown write up tomorrow in class), but the quiet of the house started to settle and I realized that I too have had some "Its Just Too Hard" kind of moments. Thinking about those times when my son has said to me "Mom, we need to work out so you can lose weight" and realizing that when he gets on my eliptical I shouldn't say things like "tomorrow" or "I don't feel like it" or I even think I might have said "its just too hard" once or twice. I then got to thinking more about how I have been doing on this new journey of mine and is it really that hard? I can have my ups and downs, my highs and lows and I am sure there will be some days where I am going to be crying in the corner saying to myself "this is just too hard". Getting up in the morning out of my cozy warm bed to actually put in time to exercise has been hard. But really, is it or am I just saying that?! If it is hard for others, how are they doing it every morning no matter what? If it is easy for others, then why can't I do it?! What is holding me back?
I have decided - it really isn't that hard!!! It can't be that hard! My goal - get myself up each morning (yes, each morning) and do a little bit of exercise each day (warmth of the bed or not). 10 minutes here will grow to 20 minutes will grow to 30 and before I know it I will be saying "It Really Isn't That Hard!!! Going to change it up from time to time. A walk here, a quick sprint around the block there, some cardio on that eliptical that is collecting dust in my bedroom corner, free weights, using my new borrowed punching bag, pulling out the many exercise DVD's I have, and on and on and on...I have tons of options - it really isn't that hard!!!!
I know that we can do this together - him in his writing, me in my exercising - we are going to support each other and we will both finally be able to say
It Really Isn't That Hard!!! Success is right around the corner!!