I have had an aha in the past couple of days about the difference between driving my life and coasting through life. It started six weeks ago when I selected the DO52 verb, “Fit”. DO52... Read More »
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.