This is such a repetitive theme with my blog that I should start a separate blog devoted totally to how creative or stubborn I can become in putting things off. (Yes, I know I ended that sentence with a preposition.) Many of these tasks are so easy, I just do not understand why I set them aside until they create sour thoughts when I look at my lists and they continue to sit at the top of a long list with nary a line through them. Yes, I am a list maker, but that does not mean I regularly accomplish all on my list. Some of the items I put on the list because I am a masochist, surely.
Cleaning the house items get ticked off cleanly and rapidly. Bill paying, gardening chores, shopping items are all routinely completed. BUT, answering invitations (those rare items) to weddings, graduations, and dinners get put off until the very last minute whether I am saying yes or no. What is up with that? Why do I find these so hard to complete?
Returning phone calls get postponed over returning emails and FB comments every time.
AND, of course, anything to do with exercise can be postponed until hell freezes over if my lack of guilt allows. I have gone through periods of regular exercise activities...free weights, elliptical walking, aerobics tapes (Just the fact that I use the word tapes gives you a clue to how long ago I did that!) and yoga. I felt so good after doing these each and every time. But this period is easily interrupted by a trip, house guests, and most recently my ankle injury. I still do lots of woods walking, but that is the exercise of last resort. That is the exercise that people brag about...and it really is not exercise. Admit it. Do you work up a sweat? Do you have sore muscles that need to be stretched at the end? See, it is not exercise. It is what we do...just like eating.
I still have a stiff ankle now and again and I readily use this as an excuse, a weak excuse, to avoid exercise. I was going to start an exercise routine May 1. I promised myself. But then one day it rained and the next day the sun was shining. OMG it is May 22 already! Yesterday I ran after two rabbits that were in my flower bed and was shocked to find how strange and stiff running felt!
I absolutely must get off this pillow of fat on which I sit...after my second cup of coffee.