Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Moment #3




Pain.

We all experience pain in many ways for various reasons. I seem to have been in a lot of it lately, especially this weekend. (Skip to the next paragraph if you wish to avoid a bunch of whining ala moi.) I have been dealing with a sinus headache, non-stop, for 2 weeks now. I’ve about had it! Then I made the bright move of trying to pick up my 55 pound child—and not in a good, safe way. I was sitting on the couch twisting sideways to lift her from where she sat next to me. Uhg! Not smart. Backache…headache…but still writing (not saying I’ve been doing it well). But that’s love, when you persevere through the pain.

Okay, whining’s over…and after all of that, it’s not the story of where the thought for the next prompt came from, but it did seem appropriate, as I looked through my list of choices (yes, I keep a list of these).

I don’t think my love of a hard workout is secret. And I’ve shared with you that I’m now a Bodypump instructor, and I am loving it. I loved going through the intense training. And recently I loved the day I taught two classes in one day. It was an exciting challenge to me, even though I knew it would be difficult. And it was…and there was pain…but I loved it. I figured that I did squats for about 20 minutes, with approximately 40 pounds on my back, in that one day. Was I sore the next day? Sure was! But that night, I thought, you have to love doing something in order to work through the parts that hurt that much. And I believe a really hard workout is a whole lot like writing. I do both, even though, at times, it hurts. A lot.

What will your character do until it hurts?

8 comments:

Vivian said...

Ouch! You are made of STRONG if you can work until things until it hurts and then some. I envy that!

Great prompt that will help me in this next scene.

Feel better! You're made of awesome!

Shelli said...

I symphasize - I have had an inner ear infection (acompanied with major vertigo) since Nov! :( I will write till it hurts my butt and hands and brain. :) does that count?

annie said...

Thank you for this Monday moment. A great question.

Kirby Larson said...

Amazing prompt, Jolie. I see a writing book in your future!

Cuppa Jolie said...

Yay! I can't tell you all how happy it makes me when just one person finds this useful.

And, Vivian, thank you so much for the compliment. I might have to say that to myself I when wake up each day. "Jolie, you are made of strong and awesome." tee-hee

Vodka Mom said...

I need you to come over and kick my ass. I need to lose 20 pounds in 5 months.

Let me get my workout clothes on........

Cuppa Jolie said...

Hey Vodka Mom,
Come on over. My class is in a couple of hours. Your goal is doable and realistic. I would love to be your cheerleader!

Deb Lund said...

I love your Monday Moments! And the rest of your blog -- but I really do need to write! Thanks for the delicious distraction...