Patience

Got my rose colored glasses on

Ignoring my sore muscles from

Weight training week one

Ignoring my scale

Trying to anyway

Chilling on my sofa chewing kale

The pain will get easier

The scale will get lighter

The kale will get swallowed

Patience girl

Patience

Just show up for yourself

Every day

E.A. Fussell

04/25/2019

Weigh In Days

Sometimes you make me happy

Sometimes you make me blue

Up or down

Why is my self worth so tied to you

First thing in the morning

Nothing on but an anxious stare

What number

Will I find waiting there

There’s nothing quite like

The pressure that plays

Around in my brain on

Weigh-in days

E.A. Fussell

4/2/2019

You vs You

Same old story

The couch won out

I was on a roll

Then I got worn-out

Took a few days to recoup

Turned into months

Where did all that time go?

Now I’m feeling really stupid

All my fitness progress

Got lost in a few moments

The older I get the harder it is

To dedicate time

To go to the gym

I know

The battle is all in my mind

Well, my dear cousin Debora

Has inspired me

To start over again

It won’t be easy

I might be slow

But all I have to do now

Is get my butt off the couch

And go

Knowing she is doing the same

Will keep me moving

Even if it’s in the slow lane

I’ve set a goal

Squats, planks, running

And handstands

Yes, handstands

By my birthday

In mid-May

Telling myself

“You can do it!

No, you’re not too old!”

E.A. Fussell

02-24-2019

Focus on One Thing

Learning how to block time

Each day

And focus on one thing

One specific life intention

One aspect of work

One area of self improvement

Easier said than done

This focusing on just one

Theory says

Great gains can be made

In a short amount of time

If we focus on one thing

Set aside distractions

Dedicate our mind

To thinking on one thing

Dedicate our body

To practicing one thing

Theory says

That’s how experts

Become experts

Ignoring distractions

Pushing them

Out of the way

To focus on one thing

For a specific period of time

Each and every day

It has been my experience

Focusing on just one

Is easier said than done

E.A. Fussell

01/12/2019