Ruts and Grooves

I saw it again today.

Atop an elliptical machine in my gym, with headsets on, I smiled at one of my favorite commercials. Maybe you’ve seen it.

It’s the Chick-fil-a commercial where a woman enters the office break room ready to eat her egg white grill breakfast sandwich and sees her co-worker, Tom. He’s standing in ditch, holding a white plate and eating his breakfast.

“Still stuck in a rut, I see”, she says to Tom.

Confused, Tom replies, “What rut? I thought I was in a groove.”

“Classic rut thinking”, she sympathizes.

Then it occurred to me. I see the commercial every morning at the gym, when doing one of three things.

I, in fact, am in a fitness rut. It’s easy to confuse my rut for a groove, because I have been doing it for so long and getting myself to the gym has become second nature.

But, I recognize the glazed-over look in Tom’s eye and the lethargy in his voice and it’s definitely a rut. Exercising has become more obligatory than fun and more of a checking-of-a-box than striving for a goal.

I need to feed my soul by serving up something new. Now the hunt is on.

Claudia Beeny

Founder and Executive Director of House of Shine

Posted on 2/27/17 5:26 am by Claudia Beeny in: Personal Development
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  1. Heather says:

    Want to join me for a workout?!?

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