Mental Hurdle – Ditching that “Sherpa” Feeling

When I go to the gym in the morning I have to bring everything that I will need until 5 PM with me.  This includes shower stuff, work clothes, and food.  For the past couple of months I pack my gym and lunch bag in the evening.  This means in the morning I have to load everything on my shoulders, tote it to the car, and then hoof half of that into the gym with me.  This is one of the lease favorite part of my days – except I hate taking it out of the car in the afternoon even more.

Why do I hate it so much?  It feels weird.  My gym bag squeaks.  I don’t like carrying all of my belongings with me.  Sometimes I smash my fingers while shoving my gym bag into the locker and it doesn’t feel good.  I would much rather watch crappy TV at night than having to plan my everything for the next day.  I am lazy and I don’t wanna.

This morning I put the schlepping in a different mental format for myself.  Instead of hauling my life around with me for a day to just go to the gym and work, I thought more about it training for long distance hiking and camping.  When (yes, I almost typed “if”) we do go camping, we are going to have to have a lot of our stuff in bags hanging off of our bodies.  It is going to be awkward but yet highly necessary.

When you see me at 6:15 in the morning with my black Adidas bag, my Wal-mart boxy lunch bag, and sometimes a purse – look at me and say that woman is training for some grand adventures!

(Also, I am .3 lbs away from my first goal.  First goal = new running shoes and a margarita.)


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