So, this morning, I sat myself down for a little talk.
That’s a total lie, actually. I mean, I did give myself a little talking-to, but there was no sitting involved. I was swimming. Really, swimming actually makes for some wonderful thinking time. Something about the rhythmic movement, I think (TWSS?). If you haven’t already, you should try it sometime. The swimming, I mean. And the thinking.
The chat kind of went like this:
“Yea?” (Darn, I hate when I answer to that!)
“Stop being an idiot.”
That was pretty much the conversation. See, I’ve realized that I can sometimes be an all-or-nothing type of person, which is really, really dumb. Too often, I stick to healthy habits 100% or I kind of let myself go. As in, “Well, I’ve already had one gin & tonic, so I might as well have two more and some french fries, too, right?”
Or, “I’m making cookies for a friend’s birthday, so I need to test both the dough (four or five times, to be sure) and a baked cookie (both right out of the oven and, you know, room temperature, since they’ll be served that way), right?”
In case the specific nature of the above examples didn’t make it clear, both of those things happened this week.
So, this morning, during my little chat with myself, I reminded myself that neither extreme is healthy. It’s not healthy to never let loose, but it’s also not healthy to completely let go. That’s not to say that I’m not allowed to have three drinks and french fries one night, or that I can’t taste-test dough. It’s just that I can’t make habits of these things and let one day become two and two days become a week.
You know what I mean?
Anyway, I’m going out for drinks tonight and I will have one beer and leave it at that. I think that’s reasonable. I mean, it’s a week night, after all, and I’m going to the gym tomorrow.
Let’s see, what else did I think about in the pool? Well, because I was thinking about healthy habits, I also started thinking about how great that guest post was yesterday.
Didn’t that make you wish Ryan had a blog of his own? (Hint hint, Ryan.)
I thought about other things in the pool, too. For instance, when I realized the guy in my lane was wearing a necklace in the pool (who does that?), I naturally (naturally!) started thinking about Harry Potter.
I’ll purposefully keep this vague for those of you who have yet to experience the magic of Harry Potter (books first, please!). If you’re confused (you Muggle, you), I was (of course) thinking about that part in Deathly Hallows where Harry has to dive into the pond (with the necklace on). And then, from there, I decided to try to name all of the other swimming/ water scenes in the books. I came up with the lake scene in Goblet of Fire, the bath scene in Goblet of Fire, and jumping from the Dragon in Deathly Hallows. (What did I miss? Amanda?) Anyway, that’s all I thought of before I (naturally, again) started thinking about how hot the kid who plays Neville has suddenly become.
Hello, Matt Lewis.
So then, you know, I was on that for a while.
Eventually, my mind wandered to other things, like how I signed up for Pinterest a while ago and then never really looked at it.
Well, THAT changed today. Oh boy, did it.
Rehab Day 35 (Tuesday)
50 minutes elliptical (on random, level 5)
Rehab Day 36 (Wednesday)
Accidental Rest Day. I say “accidental” because I didn’t mean to have three gin & tonics and stay up until midnight on Tuesday…
Rehab Day 37 (Thursday)
Swimming (duh): 35 laps
When do you have your best “thinking” time? Running? Right before you fall asleep? In the shower? I’m curious.