I subscribe to the Nerdy Book Club blog which I read with my
coffee tea every morning. It’s all about my passion: books. But on Monday it was different. It was a call to join a NERDLUTION……and as I read and clicked on the links, it sounded like just what I needed at that moment.
Growing up, I was definitely a book nerd. And since everyone had labeled me as a nerd, I lived up to my reputation – which meant no athletics ever. I was a couch potato all the way. About 6 years ago, though, my daughter (who is as hard-headed as they come) trained me to run. And I have to say, running has changed my life. Three years ago, I added yoga to my routine and began to see myself as a truly active person. But I live in constant fear that if I sit back on the couch for a few days in a row, I may never get up again.
In the last month and a half, for a number of reasons (laziness being one of them), I fell out of my exercise routine. As each day passed I became more afraid that, yes, it had happened: I was no longer a runner. Then I read the Nerdy Book Club blog post about setting a 50-day goal and it whipped me into action… sort of.
At first, I thought, yes, I’ll run for 50 days… but I know that won’t happen, and setting a resolution that is too difficult is just a sure way to guarantee failure. So I came up with other ideas:
- stop drinking coffee for 50 days
- write a blog post everyday for 50 days (who am I kidding?)
- follow a vegetarian diet for 50 days
But deep down I knew that these were all just excuses. What I really needed to do was commit to exercising for 50 solid days. So I went to my yoga class on Monday and yesterday I laced up my running shoes for the first time in weeks……it felt great!!
If you’re inspired, read this blogpost by Christopher Lehman and find out how to join the nerdlution 🙂
Editor’s note: this so-called “hard-headed” daughter, who edits this blog, thinks Carla should commit to all four goals… except for maybe quitting coffee, because who would willingly subject themselves to that?