Sunday, February 7, 2010
Lately I've been feeling very busy and tired. Nothing out of the ordinary is going on, just the day-to-day minutae that piles up in a big to-do list. I truly believe that living a healthy life will be worth the effort, but each step that needs to be taken is one more thing on the to-do list. I'm losing steam, and I don't want to lose steam. I know I posted about this already, but it's still happening. I have to find a way to grab hold of this process and keep the momentum going. I don't want to get up at 5:00 a.m. to go to the gym. But I did it once last week and it didn't kill me. I don't mind preparing my lunch and snacks ahead of time to take to work, but I do resent the time it takes. I feel like I have a limited amount of free time and do not want to give up the pieces of it that these activities take up. But the reward will be an increased enjoyment of every day with increased energy, increased athletic ability, and let's be honest, smaller size. And a longer life to enjoy these things. It's important, and maybe I'm just being whiny and lazy. Life is full of obligations and responsibilities, and this commitment to healthier living is an obligation and responsibility to myself. Going to the gym once or twice a week is not enough, and eating on-plan 60% of the time is not going to cut it. I guess it's time to go back to the basics. And take baby steps. Not token baby steps, but things that matter. Move more and eat better.