Saturday, October 13, 2012
Back from vacation yesterday. Can't say I followed the plan fully but I did get some exercise in if you count walking 2-3 miles a day at a "browsing" pace. Time to get back on the wagon and follow the program more carefully. I liked today's SparkCoach visualization..... made me think about what's important to me and what I would do if I could accomplish just ONE thing on my bucket list. If you told me I could go to Italy next year if I reached my goal weight by a certain time, I'd be all over it!!!! Obviously that's a very big item on my list, but because it's so important to me, I'd stick to my diet like flies to tacky paper!!!
So why not just try and reach my goal weight because it's "healthy" for me? I really enjoyed the scenery while on vacation that it occurred to me how lucky I am to be able to appreciate Fall and the many beautiful scenes it paints in my part of the country. I want to be able to experience that "feeling" for many years to come. I want to be able to walk through the leaves in the woods and not have any aches or pains in my knees, joints, back, etc. I want to have enough breath to breathe in as much fresh fall air as I can. Just to be able to do these things should be enough motivation for me to eat healthier and exercise more.
What do I appreciate these things only when I'm on vacation? Once home again, I let life get in the way of enjoying life! Maybe I should make up some flash cards or something like that to remind me to stop and smell the "leaves" along the way. And put them up all over the house and in my car!!!
Anyway, vacation's over..... but life is still good.