I was pondering the other day… no, I don’t ponder often… it’s totally a brain crusher. I prefer to giggle at the constant barrage of dancing sugar plum fairies prancing through my head than to do any actual brain wave exertion. I was pondering Newton’s Law and it’s relation to Fig Newtons, the cookie. That’s my kind of ponderation! Mmmm… cookies.
I was really pondering on all of the excuses I seem to pull out of my rear receptacle for why I “can’t” do something. The reasons I couldn’t begin exersaucing and being more conscious about my eating were all LAME… but I made them totes valid in my noggin. Like, the time I used “waiting until after the holidays” to start an exercise program because the holidays would ruin any effort I’d made. That’s totes a good excuse… except that I was using this excuse in February. Which holiday would you be waiting for, Whitney? The one that comes CLEARRRRR 10 months away in December or did you mean Arbor Day?
It’s taken a long time for me to realize that I just needed to jump in. Commit fully and run with it. And yes… there will be bad days, bad weeks, bad months, and maybe a few bad years, but this isn’t a race I’m running here… and this isn’t something I’m starting tomorrow and quitting in a month. There is no word “quit” here. Quitting is not an option because there is nothing to quit! What am I going to do… quit waking up each morning… quit brushing my teeth with minty toothpaste and trade over to the manure flavored paste? That’s the beauty of losing weight with the all things in moderation method, you can do whatever you want… eat whatever you want… do whatever kind of movement you want. There are no restrictions. It’s basically a free ticket on the ride of life… and I’m buckled in for the duration!
Question of the Day: What Are You Waiting For? What are some of your best excuses for why you “can’t” start?
What Are You Waiting For by My Favorite Highway
Is there anyone out there who is listening to anything
Is there anyone out there who can take my hand, so
Come on, come on
What are you waiting for?
Waiting for your life to end to begin again
No, you get back up and you try again