Did I really gain 10+ pounds since last week? Probably not, though I feel like it right now. It doesn’t help that it’s hot and humid out; or that a holiday weekend just passed and I definitely overindulged here and there; or that I’m in the midst of a PMS week; or could it be that I have been sidelined for the last four days with what seems to be a pulled muscle in my upper right back. It hurt so badly on Sunday that I could not take a deep breath. I rested most of Monday and took Ibuprofen. I felt much better on Tuesday and went to the gym for a light workout on the Arc Trainer. Today I am 100% better and looking forward to a run tomorrow.
As the old saying goes it’s time to get back in the saddle. Don’t google that saying though because it apparently has other connotations too which I didn’t know until I looked it up out of curiosity just now. Anyway you get the drift. I need to get my act together and make myself feel great again. Right now I feel like I’m standing in the middle of the see saw. If I take a step one way I will retreat to my old ways. If I step the other way I will continue down the path that I have paved over the last year of exercising daily and eating healthy and mindfully. With each passing day my foot seems to edge closer to the wrong side of the line. But I won’t let it cross, I promise. I just can’t go backwards.
And here is what a few wise men and women would advise right now:
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” Dr. Seuss
“And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?” Rumi
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” J. B. Priestly
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein
OK OK!! Enough writing about it and talking about it. It’s time to begin. I get it!