Here we are again
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Well here we are. It's my birthday and it's time for a renewal.
I keep telling everyone I'm 27 now and this is where I'm stopping - lol - That's the perfect age to stop. I fear getting older with all the aches and pains and trouble I've had so far, older doesn't appeal to me... But none the less, it's going to happen weather I'm on board or not.
So here's where I need to take a moment to evaluate myself, my time, my goals, my commitments and my excuses. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and my dogs are getting restless. I really have no reason to be in the shape I am except for all my excuses. "This is my favorite candy and it's only for sale during 2 months of the year" "1 Mocha a day isn't going to hurt anything" "It's too cold" "I'm too tired" "My back hurts" "It'll wire the dog up too much" "It's too late" "If I only had my treadmill back" All some of my favorite montras.
The truth is where you are is where you choose to be. I learned this with my home business a couple years ago. Every choice you make leads you to where you're going to be tomorow. You may not make the consince choice to be overweight or broke or whatever, but the little choices you make during your days determine where you will be tomorow. My not excercysing today and eating extra cake because I may miss out later determines that the scale will still say 179 tomorow.
Sounds like a hopless cycle, but it's not. It should actually be very empowering. Now is the time to choose. It's time to choose what to do today to make tomorow better. I'm planning to choose not to let the excuses get in the way of chooseing a better future for myself in the coming years.
Like I said, the days are getting longer, and the weather warmer. I actually saw about 3 people out walking down the road when I was on my way to work this morning at 4am. Why was I not with them? Because I got home late? Because my bike was stolen last year? So what! There's SO many things to do to work around that and I should be.
I need to choose to make life better for myself and my children so that they will grow up to know that they're the only ones responsable for their own lives. Sircumstances change day by day, but there's still plenty that you DO have controll over. Yes, there are only so many hours in the day. And sure, sometimes things don't work out the way you want them to. But you always have a choice of how you react to things. Are you going to take the hard times as a blow, or as a challenge?
I choose Challenge.
I choose a better tomorow.