This morning at the gym with Trainer Ray, we were doing some light weight sets and then Ray had us walk around this indoor basketball court. It was me and Hubby and a woman who is joining us--I'll call her A.M.
We'd do a set of of say 15 bicep curls and then walk a loop around the gym. We do 3 sets, so I think we'd walked about 4 times. Then Ray said, Ok, now "Jog." We all 3 just looked at him, and nearly simultaneously we all offered a reason we couldn't. . . (mine involved fear that I'd leave a trail. . . I'll let you fill in the details)
He just shook his hand and made a circular motion with his finger. So off we went.
And I stayed in the lead.
I wasn't moving fast, but it was more than a walk. And I kept it up.
For the next round too. Nothing bad happened.
Then we went back to walking.
It was the first time I've jogged since crying for the train to wait for me in Boston.
It was amazing.
I came into work and told my boss (and the person who was sitting in his office because I just couldn't contain my excitement.). They told me I should pin a sign on myself: "Today I jogged."
I don't think they get it. But they could see I was enthusiastic. It's a monumental day.
Use this moment to get focused. Take the steps you need to take to reclaim your body, your health, your life. It's the most important thing you'll do today because it's the foundation for everything else you want to do, everything else you want to be.
Do it today, because tomorrow will be here in less than a blink, and you don't want to be that person who looks back and wonders what they could have had, what they should have done, what they would have been.
Now is the time.
Choose long term happiness.
What I Say to Myself Each Day
You can do this. You have the power to control your response to the world.
Each day is a new opportunity to respond calmly, seek beauty, and appreciate the warmth in yourself and others.
Embrace your dreams. You have accomplished so much and have the potential to do all you desire.