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Day 373...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Okay, so if you know me, you are saying what the heck does this title mean? Let me explain.. 373 days ago, I began a Sparkpeople spin the wheel streak that I have been completely committed to for, well, 373 days. During those 373 days, I have sometimes been very committed to my personal Journey to Health, and sometimes not so committed.

A week ago, I hit Day 366. That seemed the incredibly appropriate time to begin to chronicle my "new start," the start I was feeling from deep inside myself. So I began my day with the full intention of writing a blog titled: Day 366, with the internal meaning of "a year and a day." Then I got a phone call from my sister, telling me that her mother in law had passed away. Upsetting news for sure, but even more so because she was truly a member of our family..like a grandmother to my son, a good and dear friend who was always "there for us" and an important part of our lives. So I never got to write my blog that day..but funny thing happened in the next days: I did exercise, I did eat well, I really WAS ready. Was I "perfect?" No, but none of us are. And then I exercised some more on other days last week, and I ate well on other days last week. I can say that I am in a better place now from the "journey to health" perspective than I was on Day 366, because I have taken those steps forward.

So today, on Day 373, I am hoping to pick up where I was hoping to start a week ago. If you understand me, you understand I have this weird need for symmetry in life..so it had to be like, a week later, could not have been "Day 367," even if I was in the mood to write on that day.. And I did my 15 minutes of hard riding on the exercise bike this morning, I did my cool down and my stretching, I ate a good breakfast, I packed my lunch for work, I have my snacks.. Day 373, so far, I am on track.

I am publicly committing to at least 10 minutes of exercise every day for the rest of this month. And I am "feeling it." God-willing, it continues..
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