It’s been awhile since I’ve had the time to write.
A little while ago, I started writing a post in regards to someone on the WW community board who, by no fault of her own really, forgot to boost her security on facebook and, as a result, was the recipient of a none too helpful comment about her size and riding a motorcycle.
I ended up not posting it because, after some time away from it, my indignant feelings had subsided somewhat.
Anyway, the moral of this post is motivation and goals.
I waver in my motivation for loads of reasons. Recently I’ve been too darn busy to do anything, ergo clean eating doesn’t exist in my vocabulary and cooking is naught but a distant memory.
It all comes crashing back though when I try to put on a pair of jeans and feel like I’m being suffocated from the waist down.
A little while ago, I was invited to my high school’s 50th reunion. I went to one a few years back, 40th maybe, and it was painful. It was hard looking at pics of me when I was young and cute and slender. It was hard looking at pics of me from the event where I was anything but young, cute and slender. And then there are the annoying people you see at events such as reunions that you hope you’ll never see again. It was the trifecta of wretchedness.
Anyway, so the 50th reunion is in 2014. Just under two years away. This is the goal date.
I am not going to be the same weight I was then. I mean, I suppose I could try, but… truthfully it sounds like too much work. I think the goal date is perfect. It’s a measured amount of time. I will work backwards for smaller, tangible goals to meet along the way.
Most importantly, I am making a vow to myself. No more of this bullshit of working late all the time. How can I accomplish all that I want to in my life if I’m always staying late at work? I am depriving myself of the joy of accomplishing personal goals that, I truly believe, will fit in nicely with my work goals.
Right now this is just a jumble of things I want to start towards in the next, just under two years until my reunion.
- Meditate daily
- Practice some sort of physical healing program such as yoga
- Clean my diet
- I am vain. I want to look on the outside as good as I do on the inside - dermatologist, aesthetics, wrinkle creams, you name it
- Become more physically active
- Work towards professional certifications
Of course this isn’t a comprehensive list. But not bad for just off the top of my head! I will post more about what it is that I want to do and how I will do it when I know.