Friday, October 05, 2012
This question is the universal question often said on an individual basis or from couples. I mean it as the whole. I always wonder what changed that I have a hard time with everything. Well, the obvious! I'm older, times have changed, etc.there are so many things that come naturally, but.......there are 80 year olds who arein better shape than me. When asked, they stuck to the old ways of life, they avoided as many modern conviniences as possible. As a kid I was pretty fit, active, but not just because I was young. I played outside, i rode my bike, ran with my friends, skated on skateboards. Until my accident I stayed fairly active, a short staunt in Jr High when I was fat again.
But thats isn't even a good excuse. I have been examing the little things in life. I mean the little things that are big.
What if I never got that first pager to make me easier to get ahold of?
What if I never got that first cell phone to make it easier for me to get ahold of others?
What if I never bought the tv during college? Or my computer?
What if I chose to stay in Texas for college instead of Arizona?
These are not where would my life be questions, but how would my health be. How does having a cell or pager affect my life? Well, instead of waiting at home for a call, i could be out eating or drinking (in college). I can call up and ask what to pick up at the fast food place instead of going home and making a meal that was healthier.
Tv should be obvious, sit and eat! Same with the computer. For several years, my computer was my life. I would eat in front of it all day. I would even keep food in the drawers so I wouldnt have to get up.
I left all that in Texas that supported me being healthier....but that could have been different....it all could have been different. Did I have to buy two candy bars that were on sale? Yes, and not because it was on sale, but because I was too lazy to get up and go get more when I wanted it, and for all sake I had to have that candy.
What little changes can I make that would be similar to the past? Get off my butt and do it myself. Take only whats needed when its needed. Share. Eat my meal at the dinner table, even if its alone. I walk when I can. I dont look for excuses not to be active.
No more....too tired, too full, too busy
No more....thinking about doing something.
I will become simple again. I will do only what will improve me or those around me.
I WILL BE.......