“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
I fear I have made an error. My New and Improved Life Plan begins on Monday and already I am beginning to dread it deep within my very bones. I'm serious. My bones are actually aching RIGHT NOW.
|Sparky wants me healthy so he doesn't have to drag me up trails.|
BUT, here's the thing. I'm COMFORTABLE right now. I had an evening out...I'm sitting here in my recliner watching The Gilmore Girls and drinking wine and considering eating those Oreos that are in the kitchen purchased for the hoodlums' lunches (because they REALLY don't understand WHY they ALWAYS have to have HOMEMADE cookies). If I truly commit to the New and Improved Life Plan then I will HAVE to truly commit. Once I make up my mind about something, then it's all over but the crying...usually MY crying.
Can I DO THIS? Am I READY to commit to the New and Improved Life Plan? Once I'm committed to the New and Improved Life Plan it will mean I have to eat healthier AS A LIFESTYLE not a diet and I will have to kick my cardio into high gear. I might even have to partake in Before and After photos. And invest in more sports bras. And probably some new workout shoes. (Because, naturally, it's ALL about the accoutrements.)
AM I WORTH ALL THIS TROUBLE?
That's the question, isn't it? I am working on so many facets of my life right now. And I honestly think that sometimes you have to TEAR the building DOWN in order to build something stronger.
I'm ready. I can commit to ridding myself of old patterns, destroying bad habits and launching into a new, healthier me. Let's call her Kelly 3.0 (because SURELY I'm on at least the third version of myself by now).
(Darn it. I HATE it when I go public with a plan.)
Are you getting healthy? Tips? Tricks? I intend to use my modified 12-step-program that I use with EVERY bad habit I've rid myself of and I will take it one day at a time.
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