So there I was, sitting in my car in the parking lot at the gym, deciding whether to go in or not.
I knew that I should. I had scheduled a 30 min interval running track followed by cross trainer with oomph.
Then I started to think about my shins, or specifically my left shin. Should I have double socked to cover the remains of the blister the size of Texas on the ball of my foot?
Would the interval running push the shin too far? Maybe I should just go home. I don’t want to risk my ankle and shins any further- after all, I have the Bridge “Run” to do on Sunday week.
Then I figured that I really didn’t have the motivation to do this today, maybe I should just go home. After all, I have to try and get the matted knots out of my hair before I go to the hairdressers this morning.
That’s when it hit me. The Moon is in Taurus.
For those of us on the health and fitness treadmill, the Taurus Moon has the potential to be a mega roadblock.
Motivation has gone out the window and you’re left instead with what? Routine. That’s what we’re left with. Motivation gets us started, the habit and routine will keep us going on those days when motivation has gone out the window.
Motivation is Aries, it’s Fire. Routine? Well, that’s Taurus’ strength.
So, what’s the problem then?
Taurus doesn’t like to get uncomfortable. Taurus likes to feel good. And that can be a difficult one to get past- because when you don’t feel like exercising, nothing about the process feels good…that is, until it’s done. Then you feel good.
The other problem with Taurus is what it represents. Storage. Taurus is naturally slower to get moving, so under the Taurus Moon it takes us longer to get moving. The upside of this is that once we start moving, we can keep going.
Then, of course, there is the comfort eating issue. Taurus rules the throat. Taurus likes everything about food. Taurus likes the smell, the taste, the feel of good food. It’s all in the senses. And trust me, lettuce rarely satisfies these urges.
This makes the Taurus Moon one of the biggest danger periods for comfort eating- it’s the whole swallow your feelings along with the chocolate bar syndrome.
Another Taurus strength is planning. So, for the next couple of days, if you want to get through without an unplanned and mindless binge, go back to what you know. Routine and planning.
Stock up on low cal “treats” that feel good in the mouth- yoghurt is great for this. If something is bothering you, use your words rather than swallowing them. If you know you’re not going to feel like the gym, get up early before you have time to think about it.
Me? I got out of the car. I just flipping did it. As you do.
Oh, and lastly, put the chocolate down, step away from the fridge and no one will get hurt.