Friday, August 09, 2013
Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the goal: better health. Better health is not just a number on the scale, not an ending point, not something that is achieved once, not separate from the rest of my life. Everything works in concert: physical health, mental health, emotional health. We are complicated and yet simple beings, and when one or more of those pieces are out of alignment, things get a little bit wonky. Right?
So this is not the ideal time to recommit-- I know that I am leaving in a few days for a week-long conference that will involve late nights, long days, stress, and limited healthy food choices. But maybe it is also the best time to revisit and take stock-- there will never be a "perfect" time to do everything right-- and I will need to do the best that I can. I am also looking forward to seeing friends, having some solid conversations, and doing some hard work. I will need to drink and eat in moderation, and to try to get at least some exercise next week when I can escape the conference center walls. I can still try to reach my hydration goals, and I can still make smart choices.
Striving for better health: there's no end date. This is a lifelong journey, with peaks and valleys and detours. We just need to make better choices, one step at a time. One day at a time. Moving forward.
I can do this.
As an aside, I am updating my goals and other numbers today. Honest tracking is important to reaching the next step. I am going to try to track my food and water as much as possible next week, but may not be able to get online as often as I like. Still, I need to be accountable, and honest.