8/20/09 – 6,821
Good morning, Mintdom!
Yes, I am back and I have the sore muscles to prove it. It is amazing how quickly I lose ground. I have to say that, I am still not in the pain that I was at the very beginning while I was walking. It does not matter anyway, because I am not giving up – permanent period infinity! Do you remember saying that when you were a kid? Do you remember saying jinx when you said something with someone else at the same time? The other person could not speak until you unjinxed him/her. I used to love getting my brother Jon! LOL! Anyway, I am not giving up my quest to walk the 10,000 steps a day consistently and more so, to lead a healthy, balanced life.
Today, I am learning to lead my life in the way that I choose to lead it. I want to lead my life where my insides match my outsides. I want my actions to match my beliefs even if they are corny. I am learning to take risks, and finding that it is not as scary as I think it going to be – like taking that first dip in a swimming pool. At first feels so cold, but once you get in all the way, once you make that plunge, it is so refreshing on a hot day! Like this blog, I wanted to write a blog for years, but was afraid it would not be good or I would run out of things to say. I have a few of them started out there in cyberspace. Not until I went in ALL THE WAY, did I have a blog, and trust me, I am far from running out of things to say! LOL!
Doing this challenge and my thoughts in public gets a little intimidating; I do not want to fail, and I especially do not want to fail in public. It is difficult to fail privately, but in public seems a lot worse. It does not really matter now, because although I have not achieved the 10,000-step goal YET, I have improved my health, and made some new friends in the process. Then there is that old fear that, once you get to know the ‘real’ me, you will not like me that hear every now and then. I used to give in to that fear too often. Today, I believe that giving in to that fear helped get me to an unhealthy weight, kept me in an unhealthy marriage, and made me an unhappy person and insecure person. Since I took the plunge into the pool, I found that people DO like me when they get to know me, and I am a healthier, happier, and tanner (single ((sigh)) person!
“One’s real life is often the life that one does not lead.” –Oscar Wilde
Are you leading the life that you want to lead? If you are not – think about taking that plunge into the pool today! Feel free to share your thoughts here www.Mintdom.com.
AffirMINTion: Today, I will take the plunge into the life I choose!
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to!
Life is good!