A New Approach
Friday, July 03, 2009
I never have been able to get into blogging. I think I do not like it mostly because I have a hideous spelling problem, which is rotten for an English major. What can I say? I am a victim of over-dependance . . . on Spell Check.
Last year was pretty rough, but I am an optimist. I refuesed to be destroyed. I have had a new job for almost a year now. I am happy, happy, happy! I am NOT, however, happy with my body. We are at odds with one another.
The truth is that I am no good at self-denial. I am especially no good at denying my mouth! I enjoy 976 days of Freedom from Smoking, and I feel real good about that. However, I have never learned to control the food and alchohol that goes into my mouth. I dieted and weighed my food for about 3 months. Then it became too much of a hassle to keep the records. My minute portion of self-control went right out with the record-keeping. I love beer. Just look at my butt, and you will see proof of that. I put it down for a little while when I get really disgusted with my weight. I guess I love beer more than my butt, because I never stay off of it more than a month or so.
I have been letting these truths defeat me for a long time. This time I take a new approach. Instead of focusing on my weaknesses, I am looking to my strengths. I am going to exercise more. I am mowing my own yard with a push mower. I am going to the pool for watercise. I am walking in the afternoons. When it gets too hot to walk in the afternoons, I will practice yoga or walk indoors. I will keep moving! This is something that I know I CAN DO!
Sadly, my stomach is begging for a can of SPAM right now. Think I will get dressed and go for a walk.
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
– Robin Williams