Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Today I realized my procrastination of blogging could be a sign of flagging energy in my program. Kind of like I don't feel what I am doing is exciting or important. So I am going to write my thoughts here today.
It is good to mark 4 weeks of maintenance. It's especially good when those 4 weeks have encompassed as many major holidays, parties, and other celebrations as they have. I continue to track, workout, read labels, check in with my active teams, and all the other sparkin' goodness.
Something I was trying to articulate the other day related to a realization I once had about the million word rule in writing. They say you have to write a million words before you are any good. And a lot of people quibble with this (I used to be one of them). Do blog and forum posts count toward the million? Aren't there exceptions? Is there a way to get around this principle? And one day I realized that if you are cut out to be a writer, writing a million words shouldn't scare you, it should excite you. And it's the same with a healthy lifestyle.
I once read an article that said it's almost better for people not try to lose weight because so many fail to maintain it and most wind up heavier, and those rare individuals who keep it off have to continue eating right and exercising for the rest of their lives. It's possible I misconstrued what they were trying to say, because I was back in that mindset that living healthy sounds so hard, and isn't there some way to just skip the unpleasantness and still get the reward? And now I see that if you're healthy, doing the healthy stuff is not a chore, it's who you are.
So yeah, I still track my food and work out every day, and I don't look forward to a time I wouldn't need to anymore. It helps a bit to have some fitness goals I am still working toward. I'm not looking for a way out of what I've gotten myself into.