10/29/09 – 6,945 Steps
Food Journal – No
10/30/09 – 2,900 Steps
Food Journal – Yes
Good morning Mintdom,
I am back from my vacation. I caught up with my relatives and met new friends. I had a wonderful time and I am happy to be home too. I am recomMINTing again (is that an oxymoron? LOL) to getting my exercise in AND eating right. Being overweight is so not fun; however, traveling and being overweight is horrid! Walking through the airports with a computer and a big purse slung over my shoulder was painful at times. I DID use the people movers, but I walked them. It was so late on my return, that the shuttle was not operating and we all had to walk. If walking through the airport was physically painful, then sitting on the plane was emotionally painful. I am telling you that I REFUSE to get on another plane at the weight I am now. I am sure that most people take it for granted that they fit in the seat with room to spare, and when they fasten their seatbelt, there is a foot left over! It is disheartening to put down the tray table in front of you and find that there is no space between you and it. When I get down to a healthy weight, I will NEVER take sitting in an airplane seat for granted.
As painful as my travel was, I am happy that I had this experience because today, I am more comMINTed then ever to my health. I am going to start carrying a picture of a plane wherever I go to remind me of this experience. Each time that I think that I would rather stay in bed instead of going to exercise, I need to think about my travels. I need to think about my travels when I am ordering food at a restaurant, when I am planning my meals, and grocery shopping. This was a GREAT lesson for me.
You have to love Lou Holtz!
“If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.” –Lou Holtz
AffirMINTion: I am totally committed to exercising and eating for my health!
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
Life is good!