An update from Cheerio la la land
|Me and my twin, sorry, little sister.
We share genes but not music.
As much as my sister and I are alike, we have very different tastes in music. There’s a lot we can agree on, but I often end up cringing at some of the songs on her playlists. Ok, ok, I will admit to liking a few of the Lady Gaga songs that she played while we were getting ready to go out dancing on Saturday night, but when the Black Eye Peas song Imma Be came on, well, yeah, I’m not a fan of that one. “What are they saying?” I asked. “Is it a song about them being bees?” My sister quickly explained that it wasn’t about bees – Imma be means “I’m gonna be”. Fair enough. “Can we shut it off now?” I asked.
Funny how this little tune I so dislike seemed to usher in a new theme these past few days: being. I started to realize it when I joined a discussion on the topic on a friend’s Facebook page. It seems that the idea of “just being”, although it seems simple enough, isn’t always such.
So what are we supposed to do, to “just be”? Is it a sit tight and wait for things to happen kind of thing? Well, I think it’s a yes and no answer to this one. I think “being” and “feeling” are much the same. For me, just being means doing what I feel I should do. And granted, although most people “feel” like they would rather just stay at home rather than go to work or tend to other responsibilities, I think that I’m living proof that after a little while of doing just that, you get over it and start feeling like doing “stuff”. And my stuff, I am sure, is entirely different than other people’s stuff.
|IMMA BEE!!! Yup, you know what song came
on when I brought out this brilliant dance move!
The problem that I’ve had with “just being” though, is that my brain wants in on the fun too. It wants to put in its two cent’s worth, but frankly, I wish it would just stay out of it sometimes! It’s a private party with me and my gut – no brain invited!!! Well, not yet anyway. Sure, my brain has some value, like helping me figure out how to do my taxes and remembering oodles of 80’s Madonna lyrics, but sometimes, my brain gets hijacked by the Mean Lady, and all of its logic seems to come to one simple conclusion: that my latest inspiration is sheer stupidity and that I should abandon the offending idea immediately.
My gut on the other hand, it doesn’t bother putting together complicated schemes to get me to do or not do anything. It just feels stuff. Excitement, happiness, joy, nervousness, stress, dread, sadness. The emotions pretty much fall into two categories – fun or unpleasant. My general rule is that if my gut points to fun, I’m on the right path, and if it’s sitting in a pool of unpleasant, well, yeah, it’s back-to-the-drawing-board time.
Right at this moment, there is a big fight taking place in the ring over here…
The Main Event: Will we allow Sylvie to register for the Crossfit Level 1 Certification in July?
In the blue corner, we have Sylvie’s gut, intuition, governess of feelings! For over a year, she’s always thought that taking the certification would be a lot of fun. Her pulse races and excitement builds each time she thinks about it!
In the red corner, we have The Mean Lady – the dream killer, the fun squasher, the creator of uncertainty! For over a year, she has held the title of Crossfit Killjoy by using excuses such as “What is the point of spending money on this certification?”, “Doing something just because if seems like fun is stupid.” and “People like you should be doing yoga, not getting certifications, or gasp, even worse, potentially teaching, Crossfit!”
Ladies and gentlemen, this evening’s fight is going to be a short one. Sylvie’s gut is standing atop her corner of the ring shouting some fighting words at the Mean Lady.
IMMA BE REGISTERING – RIGHT NOW!!!
POW! A knockout for Sylvie’s gut! The Mean Lady didn’t even see what hit her!
Crossfit Level 1 Certification – here I come!
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