Hello to my Journal & Friends,
Yesterday I took off from being all serious and just had some fun. Today, it's time for some self-honesty. So, I'm going to just dive right in!
I feel like I've been getting lazy and sloppy on my journey... getting too comfortable. A little bite here, a little less exercise there. Not requiring enough of myself. Not holding to a higher standard.
It all came home to roost last night, when I stayed up too late, got hungry and wanted to eat. And I did... knowing full well it put me over my calorie budget by 400 calories.
That's when it hit me hard, that if I didn't put a stop to this now, I was opening the door for all my old habits to take over... to start growing up like weeds and choking out my new life.
Since getting over all the illnesses from the winter season, I have not stepped up to the plate, giving it 100%. I have allowed excuses to creep in. I need to go back to the basics and get with the program again!
I recently read a post from Sean Anderson that stirred me up and made me face myself (HERE). In it he said:
"If it's ever going to change,
we have to accept the challenge
and rise above our circumstance."
I remember once hearing a sermon on Going Back to the Basics. The preacher guy had been a baseball player in the minor leagues. He explained that whenever coaches saw a player in a slump and struggling, the first thing they did was go back to the basics.
They checked his form, his grip, his swing, his stance, his throw... all the basics. Many times the problem was simply that sloppy or lazy habits had crept in!
I feel that's me. So, back to the basics for me. Simple, plain, nothing exciting or new.
-1600 calories per day. Non-negotiable. Period.
-Do my planned exercise for the day. Non-negotiable. Period.
-Do my spiritual/mental/emotional input for the day. Non-negotiable. Period.
That's it. Back to the basics. Not skating by or phoning it in... but doing it with all my heart.
Half-hearted efforts will yield half-hearted results. And that is not what I want.
I want to live fully, boldly and with joy each day. I want to rise above my circumstance and live NOW.
From Dr Phil's book: "Get real with yourself."
My verse for today: "Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."
My quote for today: "From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached." --Franz Kafka