Wrinkles! My body is aging but my mind seems to be stuck in an ever learning place like childhood. I look in the mirror and the person I see sometimes surprises me. I don’t feel “middle aged”. Yet, I’m glad to be way past my 20’s. Those were some grandly ignorant times.
I suppose I should begin to become brilliant at any time now. I expect to wake up one morning and say Eureka! I think I shall eat right, exercise, be kind to others, work hard, stop to smell the roses, be thoughtful and live the perfect life. We all know the rules. Cause = effect. It’s been proven time and time again. Why is this soo hard to get?
Seriously, we make a million excuses but the truth is we just don’t want it bad enough. If you want something bad enough you will make it happen. I’ve done it before. I know how to get what I want. What stops me? What I want is not always easy. I like easy.
Four years ago I weighed 40 pounds less and was in the best shape of my life. I came in 3rd place in a half-marathon in my division and there were over 200 people in my division. I put in a minimum of six miles a day on the treadmill except for the weekends when I would ride my bike five miles to the gym, work out for two hours then ride the five miles back. I ate very carefully and would never have even considered eating a hamburger or a pizza. When you stop eating that stuff you stop craving it so it’s really not as hard as you would think.
So, what happened to me? Why did I decide easy was what I wanted? The end result is definitely not what I want. I’d like to say “the devil made me do it” but the truth is I chose this path all on my own. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a happy person. There are just things that could be better if I simply put forth the effort.