Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Endorphins Happen



Today was my first day at Results, the gym, a place I'm going to be working a couple of half days a week. It's going to be fun, jovial and convivial, a nice balance to the serene tranquility of my usual workplace. Gyms are happy places because the people there are taking care of themselves, feeling good about what they're doing. All of us tightly wound Washingtonians need ways to release energy; sweating and breathing hard really helps.

I was so happy to work exclusively at Healing Arts for many years, though the last couple of years have not been as satisfying. Creature of habit that I am, I would probably dig in my heels and stay at Healing Arts forever. Fortunately the universe is showing me, without a shadow of a doubt, that the time has come to make the changes I've been contemplating. I tend to shy away from change even when it's clear that it's inevitable. After I finally work up my nerve to do something about what's no longer working, I always wonder why I waited so long.

Taking a couple of shifts at the gym is my first step out of the old pattern. OK. Onwards & upwards!

8 comments:

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

Reya: love the title and the reflection. "always wonder why I waited so long" - don't we all?
Have fun at the gym.

rothko said...

Good luck with the new gig and congrats on the moving forward. I'm with you on the whole making changes thing. The problem for me is that sometimes the "something new" seems just like another "something old" in disguise. And so it's always a question of mindset, I guess.

Barbara said...

I can imagine you will bring lots of new ideas to Results. They will undoubtedly be happy to have you on their staff! If only the tired people getting off all those machines could have 5 minutes of massage, your schedule would be booked for the rest of the year!

Reya Mellicker said...

Yes, Rothko, "something new" really is "something old" in a new outfit, yes. That's what I told myself last year, so I didn't make the change, but this year, "something old" has become "something rotten." It's gotta go.

Reya Mellicker said...

Barbara you are so sweet.

Ms. Wollstonecraft said...

Congratulations on creating change! They are lucky to have you join their staff!

Steve said...

Yay! I love my gym. I sometimes hate going, when I wake up in the morning and I'm not motivated, but overall working out has made a huge difference in my life. Hope you get results at Results -- whatever you want them to be! :)

kimy said...

best of luck on the new venture! I'm sure you will bring all sorts of wonderful new energy to the gym - up, up and away!!!!