Thursday, July 30, 2009

Amazing what the mind can do

I worked a bit late last night, and on my hour drive home I debated with myself.
*You should go to the gym
**But I don't feel like it
*You have no good reason why you shouldn't go
**But it's been a long day, I'm tired, there's laundry to do and I have to fill out my tax documents
*You could do all of that after the gym, and there's a class on at 7:30
**But then I wouldn't be home til nearly 9, and I'm tired and I don't want to

and on and on - for the whole hour drive - amazing how many justifications my mind can come up with when I'm feeling just plain old lazy!

Eventually I gave in & just went home, did 2 loads of laundry, filled out my tax documents and then watched a show Channel 2 (ABC) just started showing last night United States of Tara (from the Showtime channel in the US) . It is starring Toni Collette as a Mom with DID (dissociative identity disorder - which is another name for multiple personalities). It was quite an interesting show because it focused not only on her disorder, but also her family and how she tries to keep a balance. I think Toni Collette is an excellent actress (and Australian - she lives in Sydney!) but also the script is good. The show was written by Diablo Cody who wrote Juno. Also I like that her husband is played by John Corbett - who we know from Northern Exposure & Carrie's boyfriend on Sex and the City!


  1. I have heard of that show- sounds like a good one!

    And I do the same thing when debating about the gym- I think everyone does. Some days I win that battle, others I lose :)

  2. I have a question..Ill be moving there soon and am wondering what are some good gyms in sydney? having some trouble finding good info. Thanks!

  3. The only real chain here is Fitness First - you get a membership at any location then you can use their gyms all over the city:)