Fightin’ With Myself, Oh-oh-oh Fightin’ With Myself …

The hardest obstacle to overcome: My own brain.


Some days, I am ON IT.

I’ve got my stuff together, I’m productive, I fit in a good workout, I’m getting people the things they need, I’m doing what I need to do, I may even manage a couple of fun things!

And some days, it’s like Evil Kermit (see the pic w/this post?) is winning … “Oh, you can do the thing tomorrow … they didn’t really need that information today, per se, more like today-ish … what’s one skipped workout …”

Last week, Evil Kermit talked a good game. This week, I’ve told Evil Kermit to go siddown (and he has to, he’s a puppet) and I’m back at top form. I’ve made a plan — which I’ve found is key, for me: proactively scheduling my AbsoluteFIT sessions and some work I need to get completed, while accounting for some standing obligations (classroom volunteering) and some out-of-the-ordinary things (e.g. my husband is getting knee surgery on Thursday, so that day is a wash). I already feel better — and that’s at least half the battle.

See you in the studio!

—Lydia M. 

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.

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