#nerdlution

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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?

 

 

6 Comments

  1. It’s great to have you in the mix.
    Kevin

  2. Nerdlution everyday!!

  3. I bought a bike, and it changed my life! Sometimes, Susie Q, don’t think… do!

  4. teachingexperiment December 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Yup…. I agree. But sometimes we need a little kick in the butt to get moving 🙂

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