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Today is…

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” -Anonymous

I say this ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Almost every night, in those last instances of awakeness I will say this and I change today to tomorrow. It’s quite presumptuous of me to think I will be here “tomorrow”. But, hey, the power of positive thinking, right? There are quotes for that too.

So, last night was no different, except last night I had a plan. Normally, I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl but really, that’s not made me very successful when working towards a goal. Heck, it prevents me from setting goals. I don’t like goals. What? Yup, goals mean I have to actually purposefully do something or many somethings and I like to be spontaneous and I’m a procrastinator and I’m a sufferer of a self-diagnosed case of AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). It’s sort of self-diagnosed, I have had a doctor and a therapist mention this to me but I am not a fan of pills and so I just said, “Yeah, that makes sense” and figured I’d deal with it. And deal with it I have…by living a very spontaneous, procrastinating, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda life.

Today is different. I woke up with a plan. Eat right, move more and darn it, set some goals. My first goal was to eat a planned out breakfast while my Fitbit charged (shhh, it hasn’FullSizeRender (20)t been worn since March 28th). I ate a hard-boiled egg, a slice of pork roll and red pepper strips. I prefer veggies over fruit in the morning. I washed it down with a big glass of lemon water.

I synced my charged Fitbit with my iPhone and iPad app and took my dog for a walk (and a slight jog) at a local jogging trail. I did .5 miles. I knoooow, it’s not a lot. But it’s a start.  I came home and folded some laundry and emptied and filled my dishwasher and then I did some squats and other exercises and it’s like 10:15 now and I feel great!

I’ve also set a long-term goal of being Fit by 50. I will be 48 next month and I need to lose about 50-75lbs….I’m on my way!

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8 thoughts on “Today is…

  1. You can do it. I am in the process of trying to loose weight I put on recently, but that is neither here nor there. I wanted to be in shape when I tuned 50 also, so I set out a plan that was slow, but steady, and ran my first race the weekend of my birthday – or maybe the weekend before. Anyway, it was a 10K trail run. Very hard, but I did it and felt so good about it and myself. If I can do it, anyone can!!! And, today, you started!

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      1. As another suggestion, even though it does take a little commitment on your part, is to count calories. I have found that the only way I can stick with it is to count calories and exercise. I use myfitnesspal.com as a resource to help count calories. (Note: I haven’t been doing this the last couple of weeks and it shows.) It that is not you, then ignore the suggestion. I think, once you start seeing results and feeling better after you run, you will find it is easier to stick with it. You can do it.

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      2. I’m actually using myfitnesspal. Have used it before but just started again today. I love it. So easy. I also use my Fitbit, as I mentioned which is great for keeping track of my exercise…AND sleep. I’ve been having sleep issues. I’m in menopause so yeah, night sweats are kicking my butt.

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