Monday, July 24, 2006

Quote Monday

"Taking control of your body means taking control of your mind. And with that,
beautiful things can happen." Runner and author Karen Bridson


In twelve short days I will be 34. Yes, thirty-four years old. THIRTY-FOUR, 3-4, three tens and four ones, however you look at it it is still thirty-four years on earth. What exactly can I say for the past thirty-four years? That is something I am pondering........

One thing I wish to change is my body. I am overweight by about 40 pounds. I weigh 167 and wear a size 12/14. I wish to be a size 8, which is the size of most of my clothes in my closet. I wish to be fit. I wish to be healthy. I wish to have energy. I wish to be happy with my self image. After 34 years I think I owe my body that. It has served me well and in the last 8 years I have taken it for granted and I am starting to see the signs of.....age. Not that I mind the signs of age, per se, but I mind I am not aging as well as I should because I am not making it a priority.

So the above quote is something I am going to meditate on daily. I am making it a priority.

Lyn

5 comments:

capello said...

I've lost 95 pounds, and still need to lose at least another 70. It wasn't easy, but once I stopped making excuses for myself and allowing myself to slack it became much easier.

Focus on your health, and the rest will fall in place.

lindiepindie said...

I already AM 34! I know what you mean. I know that I'm getting older and my body is getting older, but if I were more in shape, I think it wouldn't be the shock that it is, you know? I've been thinking about this whole health thing. I need to brainstorm some more because I don't really know where to fit it in.

Kate said...

Amen. You are taking the first big step by acknowledging what you want to change. I am 34 and I went through this two years ago. I hate the expression baby steps, but it is so true. Don't deprive and deny yourself. It all started to come off slowly when I stopped eating after 8. Then I moved it to 7. And I started to run. I huffed and puffed after 1 min. of running. But after 6 months of not giving up, I was able to run for 30 min. straight. It's amazing how your body can bounce back. Email me if you want to chat. I'll cheer you on! :)

RANDI said...

It is good to have goals when it comes to health and weight loss. I think that as we grow older we desire to take better care of ourselves--best wishes on your desires!

BTW--I will be 40 in October so believe me when I say you are just a baby! So young...

tonia/sparrow said...

35 here! and boy, can I tell a difference...somewhere between 34 and 35 my body decided to quit being young. :)

Seize the moment! You'll never have a better moment to get in shape. (preaching to myself, here!)