No More Excuses
Friday, October 12, 2012
Really? What's an excuse but choosing to take the lazy way out? I'm not jabbing at anyone else here--just me. If you get something out of this blog post, though...that's two people I've helped. But I need to remember that lazy is not the way to be.
I want to be slim, fit, and healthy for the rest of my life. I don't want to have to rely on a walker or a cane when I'm 60 or 70 or 80 or even 90 years old (God willing I make it that far or beyond). I want to be vibrant and sharp as a tack and healthy and active. I want to be pain free. I want to travel, really see places and people and things--actively.
I want to see the 48 contiguous states and Alaska from the back of Husband's motorcycle. I want to see the Panama Canal from the deck of a cruise ship. I want to see Europe and Australia and New Zealand and Philippines and Southeast Asia.
I want to try more activities that require physical effort on my part. I want to try rock wall climbing. If I find I don't like it, that's okay. But I've always wanted to try it. I want to ride my bike on the perfectly good, paved trails in my town.
I've always been an "I hate exercise" type of person. (Gawd, I hate exercise.) However, a tip Coach Nicole gave in her blog post "15 Best 'BUT' Busters": "I want to get fit, SO I will accept that my goal involves exercising. I will do my best to keep trying new workout ideas until I find something that I do enjoy."
Hand in hand with the active part of my new lifestyle, I need to plan and prepare ahead of time my lunches and snacks for the day at work and plan and shop ahead for those and for healthy, delicious breakfasts and dinners.
I've completely put aside my hobby (knitting) and have almost completely stopped wasting time watching TV or playing online games. I've have a new hobby now: Being involved here on SparkPeople; reading The Spark and journaling; using the 28-Day Bootcamp DVD religiously and walking whenever and wherever I can; and learning about what I need from, planning, and preparing my meals.
I am *so* looking forward to the future now.