My ANNOYING "Inner" Child
Thursday, July 27, 2017
As the baby of the family, I was a spoiled child. I guess having a child after you already had 1 daughter 14 years ago and 1 son 10 years ago made my mother a bit weary ;) But I'm all grown up now, and that child from long ago should pretty much be a memory, right?
WRONG! Today she was being every bit as challenging as I remember being long ago. I ate my healthy breakfast, and was enjoying my cup of tea when she shouts "I WANT SOME CHOCOLATE!" And meanie that she is, she actually pushed the craving button in my brain so that I could actually taste the chocolate and almost got out of the chair to give her what she wanted. However, I plainly told her that we don't eat chocolate for breakfast, we had a nice breakfast already and let's just enjoy our tea. She wasn't pleased, but after a few minutes the craving went away, so I thought all was right with the world.
Wrong again! I made my way upstairs to do my strength training. All the time having to listen to "I don't want to!". Then coming up with tactics to delay the process (let's fold the clothes hanging up first and put them away) in the hopes that I'd just blow off the workout for today. She kept complaining when I started the workout ("I don't want to do this!, this exercise is too hard!"), and I kept wondering to myself when those endorphins were going to kick in and drown out her negativity with good vibes. After a while I concentrated on the music and the exercises, and she seemed to quit her griping since she wasn't getting her way. I can honestly say it probably wasn't my best workout ever, but I got it done.
Life seems to throw curveballs all the time to make maintaining a healthy lifestyle challenging. I guess having to deal with that made me able to deal with this spoiled child who would have loved nothing better than to eat sweets and be lazy. If anyone else has had to deal with this, you have my sympathies!