I will admit, this year is about turning 40. A chance to move on from the past, build the new and make those goals happen, you know, the goals that have been sitting there for way too long. It’s a chance to start my forties with a clean slate and hopefully new beginnings.
So my goals to reach before I turn 40 (in November) are getting back into the healthy zone with my weight, publishing my book (or at least be in negotiations with getting it published) and travel to places I’ve never been.
Today, I start again, my Lite N Easy program, which is how I lost 22kgs 3 years ago. I will admit, I’ve returned 10 of those kilos, mostly in the past 12 months due to the unsettled nature of our lives… were we moving overseas or not, the soul destroying loss of my lover and knowing where my place in this world is… 2012 really was, in many ways, an upsetting year, yet I made the most of it with our many adventures that numbed the hurt.
What I got back into today was my exercise routine… a walk down the beach, with a few legs of running, listening to my iPod with the music up loud, to get my legs moving to the music. It really is liberating. You see everyone out in the morning… today I saw a fitness training group monopolise my 108 step staircase with a step exercise, cyclists ignoring stop signs to retain their cycling momentum, and this gorgeous little blonde headed boy who was about 3-4 years old, in a white t-shirt and shorts, playing with a tennis ball, his dog and his grandma on the edge of the waves. It was one of those iconic moments that looked like it should have been on a flickering reel of film from the Fifties. The walk, with your head space filled with music, and your eyes taking in the beauty of your surrounds really puts everything into perspective. It makes you forget your woes, gain clarity in your thoughts and motivated to reach your goals.
So with all the other exercise/diet programs I’ve started in the past, I know Lite N Easy and my beach walks/runs and now that I have a bike, my ‘bike’ are what work for me. I got to the point that I didn’t lose anymore last time I was on it, so I’m hoping that I can get beyond that point and push towards my ultimate goal.
So that’s my inspiration for the day… I hope the New Year, life goals and other reasons help you put you in the place – physically, mentally and emotionally, you want to be, and you can share your stories with us.