You may be wondering what the word wainero means – me too. I have been trying to figure it out for nearly a week. I have passed wainero through countless filters and reconstructive mechanisms in my head. I have applied many patterns and possibilities to the term but I am unable to decipher the meaning of wainero.
Wainero might mean a great deal to me – I am certain it does, that’s why I wrote it down. Wainero might be something that could help take my business to the next level, improve my relationship with my daughter, or even help me run a more efficient marathon in Long Beach this October.
Wainero might also be a warning for me – a reminder to avoid some thing, some place, or some ideal that could damage any of the above. But I shall never know what wainero means, because the term wainero is not real; it is the unintended result of a short cut – of taking the easy way out of a moment.
Chaos In My Head
My mind processes thoughts like a Magic Bullet handles walnuts. I think too much, too often, and in my head thoughts form and collide – loud, and in unpredictable succession.
My short-term memory is somewhere above trilobite but less than sea cucumber.
And, I don’t see well anymore. Though my vision is correctable with glasses, I don’t like wearing my stupid glasses – nor do I care to tote them around from room to room when I am not wearing them.
- I think too much
- My short-term memory blows
- I hate to wear my glasses or carry them around
This combination might tend to stifle accomplishment – if not for my Blackberry 🙂
Saved By My Blackberry, Lost By My Laziness
From the grinding walnut-chaos in my head, often are produced some good ideas relating to my business, to my personal life, or writing ideas for my fitness blog. I strive to quickly capture these ideas in print because they don’t last long in the chop-shop between my ears. Again, somewhere between trilobite and sea cucumber.
My Blackberry has a digital note pad. The print on my Blackberry display appears small to my poor eyes, and the letters on the keyboard even smaller.
Up The Lazy Moment
Last week I had a great idea. At least I think it might have been a great idea. I will never know. It’s not that I failed to write down that idea, I did write it down – on my Blackberry. But when it came time to write this idea into my Blackberry, with small screen and tiny keypad, I was too lazy to walk into the next room and get my glasses. I simply took the easy way out – the shortcut. Rather than walking 40 feet to get my glasses, I simply squinted my eyes really really hard, and then entered the following note into my Blackberry notepad,
“Wainero cld help m a lt nxt wejk”
Obviously I know what most of this means: cld = could. m = me. lt = lot. nxt = next. wejk = week. But wainero…? I just have no idea. It must have meant something, but it’s too late now.
Moral Of The Wainero Story
There are shortcuts everywhere we look, and there is no shortage of people willing to use them. It’s our nature to take the easy way out – that’s why sea cucumbers and trilobites will have the ultimate advantage over us. Taking the shortcut rarely produces the desired result – wormholes notwithstanding.
In one’s fitness agenda, there are countless shortcuts; skipped workouts, backing off on the weights or the reps, shorter distances run or ridden, etc., and even saying, “I’ll start tomorrow” is a shortcut. Like shortcuts in other areas of life, fitness shortcuts will leave one short of their goals, and might just give a person more of what they are looking to have less of.
The Long And Short Of It
If you are one who defines yourself as out of shape, obese, or worse, this might be a good time to choose the path of most resistance – to take uphill road. Don’t just embrace challenge in your exercise, seek it out – create it. Change isn’t going to find you, and it isn’t going to come easy –least of all by way of a shortcut.
Nothing worth achieving comes quickly or easily in life, this we all know. When it comes to changing one’s body, there are no fitness wormholes which lead quickly to the other side. There is only the long hard road of change. As I continue to walk that hard road of change, I can assure you it is well worth traveling. Be well. rc