Hey, now! Get your mind out of the gutter!
As is with life, I am in the clean-up position, and people expect me to hit. There is no time for a mom to get into a slump, to stare down a good pitch, to get benched. Yet, this is what I feel like has been happening. I have been in a slump. Maybe it’s the intellectual, adult-time that has been lacking in my life; maybe it’s the lack of a set-schedule. Whatever the cause, I have been struggling to stay awake for sixteen hours in a day. I have been struggling to find motivation to implement all of the self-improvement that I planned on accomplishing this summer. If I was keeping stats, I would be batting .142. No one wants their clean–up batter to be in a drought. It is time to get out of my slump and start hitting like a winner again.
It’s time for a slump buster.
Today, I took matters into my own hands. I joined a gym. It was a spur of the moment decision. I was driving by on my way to pick up some groceries, and my car just kind of veered into the parking lot. I was walking through the double-doors getting a blast of air-conditioning before I really had time to process what I was doing. I took a look-see around, and half an hour later, I was signing a year contract and handing over my credit card information. It’s a bit more costly than what I want to spend, but it offers aerobic classes, and I enjoy the hour-long, everyone-is-watching-don’t-quit-now-provocation that an instructor and fellow exercise enthusiasts have to offer. It is also a workout facility for women only. Hence, no one is going to be looking at my derriere when I am doing leg curls, if you know what I mean.
By joining this gym, I am hoping for a myriad of results.
- To get into shape. (I want to say better shape, but to be honest, I am in pretty lousy shape. I used to be athletic, and I hope to recapture some of that magic from my youth. I do know that when I consistently workout, I achieve visible results. You would think that looking better, feeling stronger, and receiving compliments would have gotten me off my doopa before today. Nope. Hopefully, having a sum of money automatically withdrawn from my checking account each month will be.)
- To activate some endorphins so that I can stay awake– I need more energy.
- To help alleviate my ongoing struggle with stress– exercise lowers blood pressure, too, you know.
- To interact with adults– people who do not consider Victorious and A.N.T. Farm quality television.
It is time to get that batting average back up. I may have to bunt for a day or two, but don’t you worry, I will be swinging for the fences in no time. When the ducks are on the pond, it will happen. The third base coach will be waving them home, and I will be batting .400 again!