Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bulldozing those Excuses!

It is now 8:15am, and I have already prepared meals for later today, eaten breakfast, read, read some more, returned a library book while out for a run/walk............  And the point?    The point is............  because I chose to wallow in feelings of self-pity instead of taking action, I have spent a lot of time sitting on my bottom and feel8ng exhausted because of it, and feeling fluffier with every passing moment.   Today........ I chose to BULLDOZE the EXCUSES! 
It actually began earlier in the week, and yesterday, I wemt food-shopping using coupons and buying my weekly needs except meat and cream for under $40.   I think I like coupons!  
This morning, my training schedule dictated a 5-mile pace run.  UMMMMMM....... I have nothing to pace from, and two weeks before my 10K.  YIKES!?!   
I got up out of my bed into the cold.  (It was 50degrees this morning in Houston!) and I dressed appropriately.  Walking a route to return a library book, amd finish near Starbucks for coffee, I completed just 7nder 3-miles of brisk walking, tempo-running and overall enjoying the quiet of the city on a Sunday Morning.
Why ever did I stop this? Good Question!   It is easier to be lazy, than to be active....... 
            but somehow I always feel better when I am active.  
I wamt to feel and look great and enjoy life!    And I will not permit those pesky little excuses to stop me!  
What’s your excuse? 

Monday, November 13, 2017

And so it continues........

How many times can I say, I have been here before?   Because I have been here before.    And in each reflection, regrouping or resetting....... my LAZINESS prevails.     Today, Monday, I decided this is it.   I do not like looking or feeling squishy, like an old lady who has spent too much time in the sun.  I want to walk taller because I feel good about myself. I want to feel good about how I see myself in the mirror.     For me, my image......... reflects who I am.  And I do not like where I am right now.     And today, that changes!    ‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears.’ —John McCain I asked myself what am I afraid of.......  honestly, I am not sure it is fear, but instead the choice to be lazy. And as a result, the self-dislike spirals.........   And so today, I began again.  No judgements, just a new beginning. And so today, I stretched and did abs with the help of my cats.......
And so today...... i begin anew.