As you all know, I am on a journey to healthy living. I’m eating right, exercising, getting good rest, developing good habits, blah blah blah blah blah. It’s not my thing, I hate doing it…Well, at least that’s how I felt a few weeks ago.
Today, I like pretty much all of it and mostly look forward to healthy food and even exercise (anyone who knows me will tell you that that is shocking). I could tell you that “I’m winning” or “I slay all day” but I think phrases like that are annoying and mostly untrue. I mean, everybody loses from time to time, and do people really want me to believe they are slaying it when they eat breakfast or pee? I’m more of the slogging through it and thinking “Man, this is hard! Why on earth am I doing this?” kind of girl, and I think a lot of people are right there with me. Some days, I do get out there and do it 95% right, but other days I’m still not convinced it’s my thing.
I truly believe things are beginning to head in the right direction for me. I’m usually able to talk myself into doing what needs to be done, whether it’s putting down the cookie or getting on the bike. Even though I have started and failed at this journey many, many times, I really believe that it’s going to stick this time. The reason I am so hopeful is because I finally asked myself the right question:
“Why isn’t it my thing?”
I mean, I want to be healthy, active, and have more energy. I want to go an adventures with my husband. I want to be the grandma that can keep up with my grand kids…okay, I want to be the grandma that no one believes is a grandma. So I came to the conclusion that, if I want all this and eating right, exercising, and good habits are what will get me there, I need to make that “my thing”. So that’s what I have decided to do.
And that’s it; I made a simple and obvious choice…and like most hard and worthwhile things, I have to make the choice again every day. And I usually have to make it several times a day. That is the secret ingredient that I believe will keep me moving forward; I’m going to keep choosing to have a new “thing”.
I’m thankful that with time the choice and the work continue to get easier, I’m glad that I usually look forward to getting on the bike and that I get excited about new healthy recipes. These days, I guess you could say that there is less slog and more jog. (I’d put that on an t-shirt and wear it, but I don’t jog…That is still not my thing).