Creative Type Meets “Exercise”

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Okay, so we all know that those of us who have been called “the creative type” are not very orderly.  I’ll agree that my studio and office are messy.  Tending to turn on a dime and change my mind when something new pops up, I never really tried to be “disciplined” or regulated, except on the job where my paycheck is involved.  I prefer an open schedule, a don’t-tell-me-what-to-do day.  Therefore, exercise hasn’t really worked out well for me.  Its a “discipline.”

“You have to exercise three to four times a week to strengthen your bones,” says my doctor.  Oh, NO!  I do not like to sweat and I can never stick to any kind of exercise program.  So, stay with me here, I’m going to have to figure it out.  I’m a creative thinker.  I can solve this dramatically “life-changing” directive from an expert.

My thought process, like an experiment, begins here.  First, some appropriate clothes:  shopping, of course!  Second, the right frame of mind: meditation.  Third, something fun and easy that will make me sweat and still stay with the program:  Zumba and Yoga.  Yes, I think I can do that.  Sounds fun, right?  Fourth, making the time:  a schedule.  Rats!  Now that is the hard part.  I’ll let you know if this potentially great lifestyle change works out for me.  Honestly, this will not be easy.  Can a new dimension be sculpted into my multi-faceted personality?  Sure!  Never underestimate the creative type.  We wouldn’t be artists if we let negative thinking stop us from manipulating the physical substances of our world.

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~ by chezchristineo on August 3, 2012.

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