Monday, July 01, 2013
July is a busy month for our family.
We celebrate Independence Day with a picnic in the park followed by fireworks and my grand daughter draining my wallet for tickets so she can ride the carnival rides.
Our second son Matt celebrates his 35th birthday July 6.
Joan and I celebrate 39 years of marriage on July 20
My dads birthday is July 27. He would have been 89
Our DGD birthday is July 30.
It's going to be a busy month.
In August I celebrate one of them there milestone birthdays. I'll be 60 and while I am really pleased with many things in my life I am not pleased with my journey towards being healthier. Truth be told: I was one of those people who said he'd always have some time to get things squared away. Now, I know at 60 that I'm not ready for the wheel chair and a blanket but in the past few months my health and well being has moved to center stage.
Funny how God works isn't it?
I gained 8 pounds in June and oh gosh I cant tell you how gosh darned sick and tired I am of falling down and getting up. No more. I been playing around with the same 15 pounds for over a year now and I'm not even fooling myself any longer. So my goals or initiatives for July are simple.
By August 6 I am going to have lost 12 pounds. How?
I am going to exercise 30 minutes daily 6x a week.
I am going to track my food and eat wisely. (I KNOW what needs to be done.)
I am going to take time to meditate daily, even if for only 10 minutes.
Yeah, I know there is no pearl of wisdom here. I believe that sometimes we can get so darned sophisticated that we shoot ourselves in the foot. It's pretty vanilla: Diet, Exercise, Rest.
Here is where I need your help. If though the course of your day you think about me could you drop me a note to see how I'm doing and demand, in a nice way of course, that I answer you with some accountability. I know you are busy but I'd appreciate it.
Like I said nothing exotic here today, Diet, Exercise, Rest.
I wonder if anyone has ever tried that before