Hello Journal & Friends,
I've been busy the last few days making plans, lists, reservations... I have a new short-term goal, and I think it will recharge my batteries, help me focus and offer me the incentive of a reward.
There is a saying I love, by motivational speaker Les Brown... I've actually quoted it often:
"Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars."
My family is gathering this September in Southern California. My Dad is 89 and not doing too well, and we are all going for a visit. While there, we'll do the typical siteseeing (think... Mouse ears!). And since all I remember from my last out of town trip 7 years ago was the terrible physical pain of it, I am determined to make every day of these 6 months til the trip count.
I thought I was going to miss the gathering... it had been originally planned for around February. No way could I have gone then. I just wasn't physically able, and Jim couldn't get off work.
Well, now Jim is having to take early retirement in August, and the gathering was rescheduled for September. I have 6 months to get Lighter and Stronger! That's my goal. Lighter and Stronger... which translates to Healthier. :-)
I wrote down a list of exercises to do, and I tried to guesstimate how much weight I could lose. And I figured that if I aimed for it, no matter how close I came to those goals, I would be closer than if I did NOT have a goal.
And then I got frustrated. :-O
And ate too much today. :-O
I finally stopped and asked myself why????????
All I could see was this long list of stuff to get done every day, and it never gets done. Back to time managment issues and choices.
I can sit at the computer for hours every day, or I can get stuff done.
I'm choosing to get stuff done.
I LOVE writing my blog, reading and supporting other blogs...
But I need to choose.
Seeing Daddy before it's too late is important to me. And to be able to go, I need to get Lighter and Stronger. At least 50 to 60 pounds lighter! For some of you younger folks, that would be no biggee. But I am aiming for it anyways.
So... all that to say I won't be posting as often for awhile. I will try to visit blogs... I've come to care about you all far more than I ever expected when I started. :-)
But realistically, I will need to cut back. This is not a swan song or anything... just saying I need to focus like a laser, work hard, and get stuff done.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support you've so generously given me... and I will totally understand if you don't visit too often now... well, since I won't be posting overly often, that's a given, LOL!
I'm excited about My Big September Vacation. And it's been awhile since I was that excited about a goal.
Altogether now: "Goals are our friends."
From Dr Phil's book: "Change must come from totally within you. This is where the real power to create lasting results is found."
My verse for today: "Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me."
My quote for today: "If you can't afford a half hour three or four times a week taking care of the most priceless possession, your body, you've got to be sick...you're stupid!" --Jack LaLanne, at age 90
Enjoy the Journey,