According to today’s New York Times article, it looks like Twinkies have survived and will be back by the summer. Hip-hip-hooray! No, not really. I’m starting day three of a real mission to drop the 60 pounds I’ve gained since I turned my life upside down to move back to the sticks and get closer to family. It all started in 1993-94 when I decided to move closer to my dad who had been battling Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
I left a community I loved (Sugar Hill/Lake Lanier,) a job I loved (Metro Bank – the original Metro Bank n/k/a Regions Bank-Sandy Springs,) and working with wonderful people I loved to be closer to my dad. It was the best of times and the worst of times – he battled cancer and lived without complaining until he died in July 1996 and I spent a lot of time with him learning more about him as a man of real integrity. He had a quiet strength that very few people have.
Just because I stress how much I loved my life before the move doesn’t mean that I don’t LOVE my life now. It is just a very different life, now. Before the move I was VERY structured. I had work, home/family, and my own personal wellness as distinct and separate agendas in my life. Somehow, after the move, I allowed everything to get muddled together and lost the focus for the goals I had in each area of my life. My exercise habits suffered the most. Somehow, I developed guilt about the time away from family that a regular exercise program takes. I’m sure if you asked my family, they would have said, “Let the laundry pile up and leave us alone for that hour a day.”
Lesson learned: compromise to achieve everything at one time = failure in one or more areas.
I will complete my B.A., Technical Communication with a concentration in Digital Media this summer and started 2013 with new goals that have a distinct focus in all the areas of my life. My focus and goals revolve around my spiritual growth, physical health and financial security.
Three days ago I started on a path back to the physically fit me that has a regular exercise program – everyday. I’ve started my quest to find other moms that have put their fitness on the back-burner. I’m looking for anyone that is READY or thinks they are CLOSE TO READY to make changes to improve their health. Let me know if you want to come along with me. I’m ready to create a team that wants to track activity, monitor results and reset goals as each new one is accomplished!
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