*turn back your biological clock


Woke up with the blahs, didn’t feel like spin class. Told myself, “I did a hard spin yesterday and I was a good kid last night. I’m not going.”

It is at this point that a good spouse is invaluable. Hilly said, pleasantly,
“That’s nonsense… you were rotten last night. We went to that publisher’s party and you had 17 pigs-in-a-blanket [my very own publisher served pigs in a blanket! What a betrayal.] You had two glasses of wine. Then we went to that Italian place…more wine and spaghetti and meat balls. GET UP and spin or you’ll die!” So I did. Sigh.

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  1. I love the way you write and so enjoy your posts. Keep ’em coming!

  2. John Knox

    When my ‘head trash’ starts up about not working out, I say to myself that it’s better to “Just Show Up” and do an easier routine than to listen to my ‘monkey brain’ and stay home. Also, I’ve learned the “Secret of Oxygen and Coursing Blood”. No matter how creaky I may feel as I start my routine, no matter how awkward my rhythms may be, or how unskilled I seem at that moment…..after about 2 rounds of my circuit for that day…..everything [my body and my brain] starts to work much better! My movements and my attitude get better…at least better than they were when I was contemplating staying home. I have NEVER finished a routine and said: “Gee, I wish I hadn’t done that.” It’s taken years to get to this point. The fight still happens but it’s less often and it’s
    getting easier to win!

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