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Today is the day January 23, 2013

Posted by phoenixhopes in Comfort Zone, life, thoughts.
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Today is the day.

Today is the day I stop playing games with myself, thinking I can pretend I don’t know what I’m doing. If I say my goal is to eat healthier so I can lose weight and BE healthier, then I need to reach for that goal. Eating cookies for breakfast is not a healthy choice. Cookies are a treat, a once-in-a-while, special occasion treat. They aren’t breakfast food (and they weren’t that exciting either).

Today is the day I clip on the pedometer and notice how much I’m moving, even if I happen to be working from home and only moving from my chair to the coffee pot and back. If at 2:00 the pedometer tells me I walked only 344 steps, then I need to face the truth that I walked only 344 steps. Pretending I’m somehow being more active does not help me on my journey. I need to be honest about how much I’m moving or not moving today because then maybe I will see the need to change.

Today is the day I begin to learn to do only one thing at a time. Multi-tasking is well and good when it means the dishwasher is running while I’m working because I loaded it when I took a break. Multi-tasking is the enemy of peace when it means I cannot focus on any one thing because I’m trying to do too many things. I cannot participate on a call, format a report and respond to e-mail at the same time and do any of them well.  I need to be in this moment, giving myself fully to whatever I am doing now. When I attempt to do too many things at once everything is shortchanged.

Today is the day.

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1. jacidawn - January 24, 2013

” I cannot participate on a call, format a report and respond to e-mail at the same time and do any of them well. ”

Can you send that to my office superiors?? No, nevermind – I know I have a foot out the door right now because they are asking me to be perfect and do all of those things at once.

I quit wearing my pedometer because I never could get to the 10,000 steps in a day. It’s depressing how little I actually walk. Good luck with that! I hope you do better than me!!

phoenixhopes - January 24, 2013

I wore the pedometer pretty regularly for over a year and rarely hit 10,000 steps but it reminded me to keep moving. I made it to 1705 yesterday which is not bad actually for a day when I only ventured outside to take out the trash. I did start to run an errand but discovered my battery was dead or maybe I would have added another 500 or so steps.


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