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Monday, April 27, 2009

The Best Laid Plans......

The weekend plans were all set: clean up the garden, rake the yard, groceries, house cleaning......the usual. Then Walker ruptured a disc in his back. He's having surgery on Tuesday. He can't get around very well. The weather turned crummy - rainy and cold. There went the yard work. Company stopped by. We rearranged the house for Walker's recuperation. I ran some essential errands, started on the cleaning. Now it's 2:45 am on Monday, I'm still trying to get my basic cleaning done. And, oh yeah - I haven't exercised all weekend. So are these reasons or excuses? And in the long run, does it matter? The bottom line is, I haven't taken a single step toward getting healthy.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wow, I finally did it….I created a blog. I’ve been thinking about doing this for so long, but I never quite got started.

In the beginning the plan was to create a travel log. My sweetie, Walker, and I were taking several trips a year, and I thought it would be fun to document them from the early planning stage right through the bore-our-friends-with-the-photos state. But then I had some medical stuff, and the trips pretty much stopped. Things are better for me now, but of course with the economy being in the can, spending money on travel is a much less frequent indulgence. So that plan was set aside.

A while later I decided that I should start a diet blog. I thought that declaring my goals in a public forum would help me stay accountable. Well, I have a few issues with that. First of all, I haven’t quite committed 100% to a diet. Or to healthy eating. Or to regular exercise. For all my good intentions, I somehow can’t seem to take the leap. I keep thinking that I need everything in order first. You know: clean out the pantry and toss all the snacks. Make a list of healthy recipes. Line up my clothes in order of size. Put a new battery in the scale. Get new walking shoes and find ankle weights. And so on. My brain knows that all I really need is some motivation. Unfortunately, they don’t sell motivation at Target.

In the end, I decided to start the blog just to start it, and trust that it will define itself as we go. Along the way, if I find some motivation, well, that can only make things better.