Today was a good day—dare I say a great day. On the days when I do everything I’m supposed to do, all is right with the world—I feel like a million bucks, full of happiness and confidence. What did I do to make this a great day you may be asking yourself? (If you’re not, too bad, I’m going to tell you anyway).
- I ate a healthy breakfast
- I drank plenty of water
- I ate a healthy lunch
- I resisted temptation when my office mate sat in front of me eating the pastries he got from the office kitchen
- I didn’t lunge across the table at him as he ate (personal victory right there)
- I ate healthy snacks
- I walked to and from the train station to get to work
- I ate a healthy dinner
- I packed my lunch for the next day
Not bad if I do say so myself. I woke up this morning with a new attitude, determined to start making food and exercise work for me rather than work against me. What is with this change in attitude you may be asking yourself? (If you’re not, too bad, I’m going to tell you anyway).
I turned 39 last week.
That’s right friends, 39. Not young enough to get carded at the liquor store, not old enough to qualify for my old age pension. The only highlight about turning 39 is that it’s almost 40. That was the single most popular comment I received all week when anyone found out it was my 39th birthday. “Ohhh, one more year!!” people would cackle with delight, like I wasn’t already aware there was a neon sign hanging around my neck that said “ONE MORE YEAR UNTIL 40”.
In addition to turning 39, the month of March was also my one year blog-aversary. Yes friends, I’ve been blogging here at Victoriously for one whole year. Hard to believe isn’t it? Where does the time go?
In thinking about these two events I looked back over the blog and came to this conclusion:
I am no further ahead than I was one year ago, and I don’t want to be that far behind when I turn 40.
There is no question that I struggled this year. I tried, I failed, I tried again, I failed again, and again, and again. BUT I haven’t given up. So in actuality I tried, I stumbled, I tried again, I stumbled again, and again, and again. But I got back up and I’m going to keep going. No matter how many times I stumble.
I have a renewed dedication to losing weight and I have a renewed dedication to writing this blog. I want to move forward, learn more about what I need to do to live a healthy life, create that life, and inspire others to do the same.
So on this Monday I wish you all a Happy Feel Good Day (which I just invented) and I hope you all have many feel good days of your own.