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Overcoming inertia

February 13, 2008

I visited a lighthouse a while ago. The man explained it was better to leave the light on all the time rather than turning it off during the daylight hours because it requires a lot of energy to overcome inertia.

I went to the gym on Tuesday. Being a sedentary person who likes to read and write going to the gym is important but it requires a lot of energy … to overcome inertia. It is the first time I’ve been since I have relocated which means it is probably six months since I last went. I tend to say you lose six months of your life when you move. It takes that long to tell everyone your new address, find a new hairdresser and join the gym. I was surprised I was able to do as much as I did, being so long since my last visit. Trouble is I have forgotten how to use some of the equipment. Never mind at least I have now started. The next hurdle will be keeping it up …

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

8 thoughts on “Overcoming inertia”

  1. I completely relate about inertia and the gym. It’s so hard to get motivated, but once I’m out the door, I’m fine. Good for you for going, though.

  2. I completely relate about inertia and the gym. It’s so hard to get motivated, but once I’m out the door, I’m fine. Good for you for going, though.

  3. Hey, if you want, stop by the Faithfully Finding Fitness blog sometime. I don’t know if you find that you normally need some encouragement, but it’s a bunch of us who struggle with being active and healthy, just talking about it. No worries if it’s not your thing.

  4. Hey, if you want, stop by the Faithfully Finding Fitness blog sometime. I don’t know if you find that you normally need some encouragement, but it’s a bunch of us who struggle with being active and healthy, just talking about it. No worries if it’s not your thing.

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