I have been struggling this weekend with what to write. Nothing has been striking my fancy. Nothing has really motivated me to write. Nothing. I have ideas every now and then and then they go away. I don't know why, really. Is it the weather and the fact that I want warm weather and less rain? Is it that I have gained 5 pounds and feel squishy? Is it that I have been so busy working that I think of nothing else?
Then I thought - when did you feel good before? Really feel good. It was when I decided to try to turn my life around. I do this every couple months and it sticks for a good couple weeks before I remember that I am in walking distance of the local pizza place and they have good chicken fingers that come with yummy french fries that I dip in the extra blue cheese I order after I smother them in hot sauce. Of course I said the pizza joint is walking distance, but I won't walk it. I justify it by saying that I don't want them waiting for me, nor do I want my food to get cold on the 3 minute walk home. What it really is is lazy.
Today I scoured some recent recipes (Cooking Light is a great source) to find some things I would like to make this week. After one week I usually feel wonderful - especially since I usually lose a couple pounds. That is always motivating.
I will make my way to my favorite produce market and then be renewed when I return! It also helps that my kitchen is clean and organized. It makes sticking to new habits much easier.
I really have no excuse for hurling myself off the weight-loss, feel good wagon. I love fruits and veggies. I could eat them all day! I also love lean meats and I don't often cook with too much fat, butter, lard, etc.
I also love exercise! Really. I love running, biking, rowing, kayaking, yoga, pilates, weights, etc. I love the rush I get. I love that I sweat my ass off (that means you burned extra calories - just kidding). I love when I start to see muscles. I love that I have muscles.
So what's the issue? I don't know. Perhaps for me to truly stay strapped to the wagon, I need to figure that out.
So - J - my partner in crime - I have decided we are going to eat better and exercise. I know - I haven't told you yet, but you will succumb to my way of thinking. See how optimistic and cocky I am? Just kidding. You don't have to, but it would probably be easier if we did it together.
To improve mood, please try one of Wild Mountain Organics' essential oil kits. The travel kit fits nicely in any purse and can be used while travelling, while at work, in the car, talking to someone horribly dull. The diffuser kits - car and home - plug into your cigarette lighter and wall outlet, respectively. Use your favorite essential oil for a quick pick me up.