The best tip that has ever worked for me when working on a fitness or health goal is that I only have to do good today. Ignore yesterday, and tomorrow will get here on its own time and I can make fresh choices then. Today is all I have to worry about. I don't have to think about the miles I have yet to go, the time I have to spend on something later in the week, only today. I only have to get through and do right by my choices today.
When tackling a large weight-loss or big goal, it became frustrating to not see the long term results and at the same time feel the weight of all those workouts, all those choices to do the right thing to come weighing down upon me. But that isn't the way to look at life. I would not want to miss out on the next six months of my life by jumping forward just to have a slimmer and healthier body than I do at this moment. The body isn't as important as living each day is, and if it's in a chubby body today, that's OK because I am going to make the choices today that will change that result eventually down the road. I only have to think about today, manage today.
So today is on track. My workout is done (I'm dreading this P90X program because I find it so annoying after all these years, but a person can do anything for 12 weeks, and that's what I'm going to do. Dagnabbit. I muted the instructor, put music on, and the bunnies mocked me this morning while I did push-ups, but I did it! If I can find my old review of P90X, I'll post it.) I have set alarms on my phone so I'll make sure to get in my healthy meals (six small meals is a lot of eating throughout the day, but it does stop me from eating the wrong things later on.)
Today is all about laundry, cleaning, and grocery shopping before the party-sleep-over-teenager-nightmare-whydidIagreetothisI'mclearlyoutofmyfriggin'mind-new years eve party. I'm planning on skiing again later though, because it's still SNOWING!!! Here are some shots from my phone yesterday when I went out. Lily likes to try and stand on my skis. I like to yell at her when she does it. It's a give and take relationship, what can I say?
|(an area between the house and the field that we let the farmer use, we've let it go wild because trees are coming up on their own here and there.)|
|Lily, bouncing through the snow like a rabbit!|
|Why do you get skis and I don't? Whaddya mean stop standing on them?|