The Unbearable Heaviness of Being Lazy

Mr M’s kitty, Mrs Fluff Bottom
You know that feeling when you finally sink into the couch after a long day and kind of give up? The “I’m-not-moving-for-anything-or-anyone-let-the-bombs-go-off-around-me” feeling.
That’s been my general state of being lately, especially in terms of exercise. Every night I set my alarm for 5am, sure that tomorrow will be the day that I finally get up for a walk. Every evening I think “I’ll do some yoga tonight”. I’ve let my gym membership lapse. And I feel like crap.
It’s so frustrating. One side of my head says “You can’t run anymore and nothing makes you feel as good as running did so why bother?” while the other side says “Quit bitching and go do something lazyarse”.
I used to walk past pretty places!
Let’s be honest – I could be swimming. Except I let my gym membership lapse. I could have been swimming this whole year, but I haven’t. I like it for the hour that I’m in the pool and despise it for the other 23 hours of the day. I have to be in swimmers in public, it’s early, I have to shower and change in public, and wash my hair every flipping day.
The most important thing that I learned when I joined Operation Move was that running (and by extension, exercise) is the best thing for my brain. Finishing a run makes me feel accomplished, it gives me time to think things through in a positive way, and it contributes to me feeling happier overall.
So obviously at the moment I’m in the opposite of that space. Which is hilarious because I spend a lot of time trying to motivate others to keep moving towards their goals while I’m just stagnating out of sheer laziness.

Well, that’s my whinge for the day. I’ll just be on the couch watching Sherlock ( 😉 thanks Dannielle).

9 thoughts on “The Unbearable Heaviness of Being Lazy

  1. Oh Katherine – I totally hear you on this. !!!! I am feeling exactly the same. I should have gone walking last night – instead I got home and plonked myself on the couch with my crocheting and the lastest season of Suits. And because Michael was having open heart surgery in the morning (US time) I stayed awake until 3.30am to text and talk to Kate while she waited for it all to be over. I thought I would walk this afternoon but if I feel anything then like I do now, there is NO WAY I"m going to be walking anywhere except to my bed. I've already told Al that tonight is pizza night beucase, unless he wants soup (which he won't) I don't have the brain capacity or ability to cook a meal !!!
    Hang in there – we will get there even if we don't know when !!!! xox

  2. I'd put my hand up in solidarity but I'm too lazy.
    I feel like running was so easy to get out and do, not much planning or money involved (let's ignore all the gear….) so I went a lot more often. Everything else takes time and effort to even get to!
    Plus, TV is all kinds of awesome…

  3. Ruled out by injury, but at the point where I could get back in the pool. But it seems like a colossal mountain to move to get from the sofa to the swimming baths. I have just downloaded Pokemon Go, though and went outdoors because I needed to catch more Pokemon than the kids…!!

  4. I hope things have settled down a bit and that Michael is doing well! So I started a fitbit challenge with my brother who routinely gets between 22,000 and 25,000 steps every day. So that will help me off the couch since I hate losing to him.

  5. LOL Jo, I know. I know all too well. And you're so right, I think that's what I loved about running. You just get into your tights (or stay in them) and change your bra and t-shirt and you're done. None of this packing a swimming bag and your work clothes the night before malarkey.

  6. You're still injured? Well that's extremely annoying. But I guess you could work on the swim portion of your triathloning. Not you too! Everyone here has gone nuts for Pokemon Go. To the point where I nearly ran over a kid standing in the middle of my driveway, staring into the abyss of his phone. I presume it was pokemon since he had it pointed at some grass.

  7. I feel like I have been stuck in a similar rut lately. I was trying to do exercises and it took me a long time to find a routine that worked with my bad knees. But then one week I felt sick, the next in pain and the next blah. Eventually, I gave up and even though I feel nothing wrong now, I can’t bring myself to get it done!

    What can we do?!

    1. I know what you mean. Once you’re out of that habit, getting back into it is so difficult. Just the thought of it is a bit defeating. Now I have a plan and I stick to it. If it says that I have to run on Tuesdays, I run on Tuesdays, no excuses.

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