Working out at Zinger Fit produces mixed emotions in me. From a feeling of dread when Kelly (our trainer) demonstrates an intense circuit that makes me want to preemptively throw up to euphoria when we survive that particularly grueling session, we always wonder what experience awaits us.
One of my favorite touches happens when we think we’re all done. Kelly will throw in a little routine at the end to finish us off. Although difficult, we know the added exercise is good for us, so I not-so-affectionately call it frosting.
As with many things in life, it’s the frosting that makes the difference, the added detail that separates the good and better from the best. I believe that every day needs a little frosting, the extra zing that brings you joy, satisfaction, accomplishment, peace, resolve or relief.
Like the culinary frosting, daily frosting should be intentional to have the most impact. It’s wonderful to have coincidence or serendipity happen, but for optimal impact, intentional frosting brings the best result. The cupcake doesn’t frost itself. When you go that extra mile or crank out one more burpee,
you feel all the more accomplished.
Daily frosting can come in many flavors. For me, I get the biggest kick in the pants when I cross a pesky chore off my do-list, one that has lurked there wayyy too long. Just imagine how I’ll feel when I finish organizing those photos.
My other frosting flavors include conquering a small challenge, like when I finally learn the notes to a piece of choral music, or finding and finishing a satisfying book, completing a craft project, trying a new healthy recipe or connecting with a friend just because.
Have I convinced you that a day without frosting is like a day without sunshine? So, dear Posse, what flavor is your daily frosting?
March 2, 2015