Massive Marcus had reminded me of the Rocky theme song recently, so I wrote something about it yesterday. But today, I wanted to share some additional thoughts on it, that came to mind when I read RockStar Tri's comments. See the whole post here.
BUT, if we were to somehow enter into the movie and get inside Rocky's head during those moments and ask him "Hey, Rock...how you doin'? Are you having fun? Would you rather be at home on the couch? Want some nachos or ice cream?". He would probably say that yes, he'd rather be on the couch, hanging out, munching on some tasty food, as opposed to the hurting and beating he is putting himself through.
How strange that the part of Rocky's story that we love the most, just might be the part that he hates the most?!
This was a turning point for me to realize that we need to constantly play those motivational songs or phrases in our heads as we all try to improve our health, exercise more, eat well, etc. It IS exhilirating when we begin the transformation of our own lives...but it doesn't always feel that way in the moment. For years, I just thought "I don't like exercise" because when I was in the middle of it, it didn't seem fun and it was hard and tiring and basically not as comfortable as NOT exercising! That just told me that "exercise wasn't my thing". Yet, I LOVE the results of exercising (which many of us are experiencing now).
RockStar Tri's simple advice for us yesterday was motivational to me. He said "Let's just say that it would be great if all should do a little more than they think would be easy and then enjoy the results."
Thanks for that. I will do more that I think would be easy and ignore the hurting that might come with that effort. Then, later, I'll enjoy the results from pushing myself.
My thanks to all of you for following along as I try to change myself. I love reading your stories as well and you motivate me every day.