I called my sweet aunt Ethel who will be 90 in a few days and asked her what she was doing. Seems she'd just finished undecorating her house from the holidays and was sitting down eating some chocolates. She immediately said but "they'll just make me fat and I should be out walking." It seems many of us feel that way and it's only 7 days into the New Year, our resolutions to "eat better and exercise more" are just that resolutions-something we'd like to do but....on another day or year. The slogan carpe diem means just that seize the day. Now is the time to repent to resolve and to change if you really want to. (Clipart.com for photos.)
So yesterday I got up and decided to go try water aerobics inside because it's such good exercise during the hot summers outside. I don't like the smell of chlorine or putting on a swimsuit when the temperature's lower than freezing outside, but I DID IT because I've been on a weight plateau-not loosing or gaining which is good but I want to loose 12 more pounds before I turn 70 in July 2010 which is about 2 pounds/month or .5 pounds/week. That is doable but with just walking daily and watching what I eat portionwise, I'm making no progress. So I NEED TO ADD MORE EXERCISE. Thinking about it or typing about it on my computer isn't going to do it, so I dressed warmly in my swim suit and sweat clothes and joined the other "mature" ladies and one gentleman at the pool. Once I got there I was happy to be there and feel this is something I can do for ME.
Somehow we always put ourselves last on any TO DO list, we need to be at the top of the list and then we'll be able to fill our well and have more strength, love and self esteem to share/give to others in our lives. Tell us what you are doing in the new year to VALUE YOU.