Saturday, January 1, 2011

Why Does It Matter

I am so happy the New Year has arrived. So, what's so great or different about today than what was given to me yesterday. A new start, new hope, a new direction. Each and every day is a new start. Every minute that passes can point you on the right path. They were plenty of times to call "do over" as I look back at the past six weeks. Can I get any of that time back and make a different decision ... NO, but I can make some changes going forward and I have and I will. My daughter Stephanie had a very good post on her blog today and it has put some fire in me instead of excuses that's been overflowing in my mind the last few weeks.

I think the only time to look back is looking at the tough times you've made it through, the things that made you proud, the milestones that you've gathered up. I look back at my progress and success in September and know that January can be just as successful.

I was hoping our gym was open today but it is closed because of the holiday. But there's something just about never taking "no" for an answer. There are other means of exercise. I should have taken a walk at midnight last night to welcome the New Year when it was 60 degrees here in Indiana, insteasd of in the 30's like it is now, but I have many choices. I can bundle up and go out anyway. I can pull out an exercise video. I'm can run up and down the stairs a dozen times. I'm sure the alternatives are endless. What would you do?


Life as a Caterpillar said...

I also wished my gym was open today, as i had a lot of positive energy to burn- but instead i cleared out my garage and in the process discovered an old tv and dug out an old exercise bike in a corner, and did a little bit of cycling in my own garage!

Ann (-48 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

So true, Sheilah! It isn't productive to spend time lokoing backwards, unless there are lessons to be learned.

We have a good, long stretch now, without a major food holiday, so this is our chance to make some major headway!!

I'm going to look forward to seeing your progress this year!!! xx

NAN said...

I wondered where you were! I took my grandsons to the park today and we romped- not real cardio worthy but I had to burn some calories. Now I'm roasting a turkey breast and will be back to the old routine tomorrow. I did pretty well over the holidays- did all my own cooking except one dinner when the kidlets wanted. I am hoping to get down to 175 this week.

Tessa said...

Happy New Year Shielah!! Yes, we do become complacent sometimes and instead of looking for alternatives when we can't do the normal we have a tendancy to just give up and say "I'll worry about it tomorrow". Good on you for posting this as it gave me a kick in the butt to realize that there are all kinds of ways to get exercise and that I need to do it.

Jacqui said...

Happy New Year's Sheilah! Glad to see you back and ready to go!