Friday, May 25, 2012


Ok, so I'm restarting this blog, but with a new focus.

Let me give you an overview. I'm a large girl. I have very bad habits. While, at this time I am not actively unhealthy, I am also not healthy.

I've spent most of my life waiting for my musical montage. You know, when in the span of an 80's pop hit I lose weight, self doubt, and all my bad habits. I emerge completely "fixed" and ready for anything. You know what?? I don't think it's gonna happen. Who can I call to complain about this? Cause Hollywood has a lot of explaining to do.

I've come to realize that who I am is who I choose to be. And for the last 32 years I have chosen to be lazy, meek, unhealthy, self conscious and in general not the woman I want to be.

So, I am deciding to start working on the habits that make me who I am. One by one I plan to add new or subtract old habits. Notice, that I've said one by one. We've all made the big declarations and done huge overhauls of our life only to fail after a bit. This is not going to happen. This can't happen.

So, here's my plan:

1. Identify the overall goal
2. Break down each goal into smaller steps that require very little work
3. Profit??

So, for instance, I want to be an active person. However, I've jumped into an exercise routine or gym membership before and let's just say I wouldn't be writing this blog if that had worked.  So, in my current job, I am relieved from my station about 30 minutes before I am allowed to leave. That means that I can walk around the block for approximately 15-25 minutes every working day without subtracting anything from my current routine. Instead of sitting around being bored and watching the clock, I plan to walk for those minutes. Also, I plan on giving this habit a month of active concentration before I continue on to the next habit.

So, this morning, I walked for about 15 minutes. I enjoyed the sunshine and the cool morning air and some music. I felt great about it, and although I could really tell I was out of shape, I can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

I'll try to give you a master list of the large goals that I have, and maybe even some of the steps tomorrow. For now, I must get some rest. I hope you have a great day!

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