“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’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!