Do you think in pictures or words?
When you read “the brown cow waddled to the gate” do you picture the cow walking, or do the words swirl around in your head?
Usually, I see a version of what’s being described – like a movie playing out in my bed. Every now and then there’ll be a key word that just flashes – as a word – and that’s what sticks in my memory. Not the pictures, just the word.
Once I learned this, it made studying so much easier. Learn the keyword prompts that will get the movie to play in your head, so you can put it down on paper. Super.
But then there are strange times like this morning. I have no idea what I was dreaming about, but I woke with the words “GYM LUBE” at the forefront of my mind. Big, white letters on a plain black background.
I have no idea what that means.
There’s definitely a Google search warranted, but not until after work tonight. This isn’t the sort of thing to look up on your work phone, on an overcrowded public bus…
Today marks the end of my summer holidays. Back to work tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to it.
So, I made it a day of pampering. It was great – gym, sauna, massage, shopping, movies, home for a delicious home cooked dinner and in bed well before my usual bed time. Success.
There was plenty of yarny-goodness, too. As a knitting-fiend, this sight in the changing room made me super happy:
Seriously, look at this – I want to make one, too! Going to have to learn how to crochet…
Any other yarn-addicts out there? Have you found a way to blend it with your fitness / gym activities?
Today, we fed lions.
Out of the palm of our hands.
Wellington Zoo offer ‘close encounters’ with some of their animals – opportunities to meet them up close. Pat them. Feed them. Just generally make all your dreams come true.
Well, they don’t let you pet the lions. 200kg of teeth and muscle can be a little unpredictable… but you can pet the others.
The session was awesome – a once in a lifetime type of thing.
How many people can say they’ve been licked by a lion?! (It feels like sandpaper, btw).
And all off the back of a great Sunday morning session at the gym. Endorphins!
My Sunday was great. One to remember for a while.
What did you get up to this weekend?
There are plenty of reasons to do things.
Fun. Expectations. Routine. Habit. Fluke. Because someone told you to.
There are as many reasons as there are things.
But what about the bigger stuff? Those life-changing goals.
The collation of lots of little actions. Small moves. Those things.
To accomplish something bigger, you need motivation. Inspiration. Drive. A plan.
I’m sitting here, on my comfy new bed, staring at a half-eaten pizza and feeling really disappointed.
What I can’t figure out is whether I’m disappointed because I ate the pizza, or if I ate the pizza because I feel disappointed. A little from column A & a little from column B, I suspect.
Which begs the question – how much do I want this? My weight-loss goal.
A lot. A lot a lot. But do I want it for me, or because I feel like I should?
That part, I really don’t know.
So, I know I can.
But do I really want it?
Yus! Foot isn’t broken.
In fact, it’s pretty much back to normal now, two days on. Glad I took it easy for a couple of days to make sure – I don’t know if I’d be able to say I was fighting-fit if I hadn’t.
Back to the gym tomorrow!