"It isn't easy for any of us, Pete."
This was said by Peggy to Pete in an episode of Mad Men. He was lamenting about how hard it was for him to be a working husband and looked at Peggy's life as being single, fun, and no worries. If you watch Mad Men, you know that that is far from the truth. What Peggy said has stuck with me. It truly isn't easy for any of us even though the grass always looks greener on the other side, right?
Today I woke up and was hit with a dizzy spell. I had tubes put in my ears in 2011 due to chronic pressure and infection problems. They are slowly growing out, I have one in, one out, currently, and I know that it is causing me to feel dizzy. My first Pilates session today I went to demo an exercise where you bend to touch your toes. Whoa my gosh! I felt like the room was spinning! I then had to teach a 30 minute yoga class. Wow. Did you ever spin and spin until you couldn't anymore and then lie down on the floor? The room felt like it was tipping. I used to love that when I was a toddler. That is how I felt today and I definitely can say that I don't love it anymore. By the end of class I felt like I was going to vom. But I still had to teach one more private Pilates session. I was upright and started to feel better. Once my client's hour was up I was faced with some free time due to a cancellation. My first thought was to practice Reformer for my upcoming exam. Then I realized how dizzy I had been and thought about just going home. Nope, Can't do that. I need the practice, and since I am a working mom with an insanely busy schedule I have to grab up practice time when I can.
So, I did my advanced Reformer workout. And I was fine. Maybe the yoga had re-centered my balance. Maybe the hour break from movement in my own body helped. Whatever caused it, I powered through and wasn't more than a smidge dizzy.
So, while it may seem like me, being a Pilates trainer, can just breeze through any and every workout, I can't. I want to just go home as often as the next guy. I feel dizzy and blarfy just like everyone else has at some point. Yes, fitness is my passion and love so it is my stress-reliever and tons of fun for me most of the time. But it isn't always what I want to be doing. It isn't easy for any of us.
What is something in your life that others think is easy for you but you have to power through?