Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I did not work out today. After spending 2 1/2 hours working in the yard, I decided to give my body a rest.
I'm one of those weird people who actually likes yard work. Something about seeing my hard work create something beautiful is centering for me. My yard was a total nightmare when we first bought this house, especially around back. I knew it had potential, but it will take a long time to get it where I want it. A few trees have been taken out, and years worth of leaves and branches and mulch has finally been cleared away. 10 overgrown bushes have been taken out from the front yard and replaced with prettier, more manageable plants.
I'm watching my yard slowly transform. It's a process. A little work on a consistent basis is bringing out the best in my yard. Everytime I accomplish something in it, I see that it's good and it motivates me to do more. It can be overwhelming at times. But when I make myself just get started, and decide to do just a little, I still see the progress. And slow progress is better than no progress.
It's the same thing with getting healthy. My body is like my yard. An unfinished project with so much potential, and I want it to be the best it can be. But it takes those consistent, little steps to get there. I know that if I can just get started on a workout, I'll see it through to the end. If I just get started planning my meals, I'll eat better that week. If I just get started drinking water first thing in the morning, I'm likely to continue drinking it through out the day.
Look at the potential your body has, and see what steps you can just get started on to push you towards your goal. It only takes a little bit of effort, every day to see progress.