Taking charge…………starting tomorrow

I’ve decided that tomorrow February 1, 2014 will be the day that I take charge and regain some control in my life choices that has clearly eluded me at some point.  I was looking in the mirror the other day, rather disappointed in my appearance.  Not so much because I feel I’m not attractive.  I’m a mother of 4 (my oldest is 23 and my youngest is 9) and as far as aging, I don’t think time has been too incredibly cruel to me.  My disappointment came from the realization that I do not treat myself well, and I’m not talking about getting pedicures here and there and making sure I’m going to the salon on a regular basis to keep up with the latest style.  I realize that I do not eat right (as I currently stare at the 2 Pepsi bottles on my desk), I don’t exercise enough, I don’t sleep enough and even though I’m a massage therapist and I tell clients that addressing their own well being is paramount to happiness, I don’t remember the last time I got a massage.  For the love of all things sacred….what am I doing to myself?  So, starting tomorrow, because the first of a month seems as good a time as any to initiate the beginning of a goal (and because I have one Pepsi left to savor before I kick the hard stuff).  I am committing to a healthier diet that includes more fruits and vegetables, drinking more water, getting more exercise, getting more sleep and taking time out to reflect a lot more than I do.  It seems like we are always in such a hurry, with work, kids, school, practices, etc. etc, that we don’t literally stop and just take a moment to enjoy the little things.

I created the blog for my own accountability.  If people follow it and feel they have some words of wisdom or the ability to hold me accountable as well, I welcome it.  Sometimes we can’t do it by ourselves.

Now if you will excuse me I have to take a moment and bid my farewell to my trusty companion of the past, Pepsi, and assure the sweet concoction that its not him its me, but really, its both of us.


One response to “Taking charge…………starting tomorrow

  1. Gede Prama

    visit your blog, read an interesting article. thank you friends for sharing and greetings compassion 🙂

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