Beautiful Motivation

Yesterday was the end of the soccer season. As I was sitting in the stadium, I looked up to a beautiful view.  The clouds were circling around the sun in a slow spiraling dance.  The picture does not do it justice but I can remember it clearly.  If I was a poet, I would be able to describe it but as it is I will just consider it beautiful motivation.

As I looked up into the sky, I remembered how great my life is and that if I want to be healthy – I just need to decide to do it.  There are so many other things that are outside my control that I have no reason not to make this one happen.

Clouds lining the sun

So, I woke up this morning and I completed a run.  It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t pretty but I got there and moved.  I can so I should.

The Journey Begins

GOT Concert PictureThanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

I am tempted to start with “Day One – The Journey Begins” but that is so not true.  My journey with my weight started more than 30 years ago.  I cannot remember when I first realized I was a chubby kid.  I know that by 4th grade, I was already avoiding full length photos.

This is why I have to change now.  Instead of enjoying the feelings from remembering a great time with my husband, I look at my picture and think how big I have gotten.  I know I can be healthier.  I will not allow myself to go above 185.  This is the line in the sand.