WE TALK TOO MUCH

I used to be all talk and not much ‘do-er’ yet managed to fool myself into thinking I was doing sooo much and being ‘busy’ all the time.
Tuesday morning was a perfect example of the person I used be. As our Pilates class came to an end, our instructor was a little disappointed that the gym would not allow him to come in on Wednesday as it was a public holiday, Human Rights Day. Everyone in the class were bummed and said ‘I would have come’ and another echo ‘I would come too’ which had him repeat ‘the bosses have spoken- no can do’😟 Me, being me, saw no problem with this and suggested an alternative, ‘let’s meet tomorrow same time at Milnerton beach and have our Pilates session there’. ‘What a great idea’ was the reply- followed by my next question ‘ok, so who’s in?’ …dead silence…I could hear cars passing by and I think the windows are soundproof.😕
It was so weird, yet not surprising because as humans we are easily fooled by ourselves and love saying ‘if only it wasn’t the case I’d do it’ but when the opportunity presents itself, we have 10 000 excuses. If I had said ‘it’s a pity we can’t have it at the beach due to strong winds predicted’ they would have said ‘yeah, I would’ve attended’.
It took me back 15 months ago when I called my group trainer and ask when the next class was because I desperately ‘wanted’ to join and when he replied ‘tonight at 6h15’, I disappeared like I did the week before that, and the month before that. I kept fooling myself into saying ‘I am ready- I’m doing this now’ and when opportunity was presented, I was ‘away on holiday’
Today I wait for no invitation. I don’t wait until I am ready. I don’t speak about my intentions anymore – instead I place all that energy into making it happen.
‘Don’t wait until month end to buy a pair of running shoes, go run today and buy it on your way, whenever’ I have heard many people say that they’ll wait until they’re stronger and fitter before they join a gym or group classes (out of fear of making a fool of themselves) … HOW?
THERE WILL NEVER BE A PERFECT TIME TO START. YOU MAY JUST AS WELL DO IT TODAY.
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XXX
Sio

SioWE TALK TOO MUCH