The Gift of Time

Slice of Life-Day 18

No more excuses!  I have always hated exercise, even in high school as an athlete…..I hated it.  I wish I liked to run, but I don’t. I have good intentions to get healthier, but it always ends with an excuse:  “I’m too busy, I’m too tired, I’m not feeling well,”….whatever it is, it is an excuse! Well, I am not getting any younger, or thinner.  The baby weight hasn’t come off magically and there are no more babies in my house. I ate my feelings through my divorce and my marriage was over 5 years ago!  The metabolism is not what it used to be, so I feel like it is now or never.

Well, here I am on a quarantine that will give me plenty of time!  Day one of exercise started today. We have hand weights, a weight bench, exercise bands, sliders, and plenty of streaming options.  My kids have always loved to exercise with me, even when they were little. As we were exercising today, I told my daughter a story about when she was 2 or 3, she was exercising with me and the lady would talk and ask general questions, “Are you doing ok?” Jessie would always talk back to her.  She would respond, “Yes!” It was the cutest thing that she thought the lady was talking just to us.  My son is working out constantly. The kids had no fat on his body. He has a weight bench and asks me to spot him.  I am down there anyway!!!

I am blessed that I have 2 kids that love to move, 2 kids that want to be healthy, I need to take advantage of this time!  We are going on daily walks, but now there is time for even more. Normally, I go through my 2-3 week spurts and then the motivation dies, not this time…..fingers crossed!

Part of the reason I am writing this today is for accountability.  I may not see my coworkers for a while. Hopefully the next time I see them, I will be in better health!

7 thoughts on “The Gift of Time

  1. Making it official by writing it publically is definitely making yourself accountable…. you are brave! Best of luck to you! 🙂 ~JudyK

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  2. Good for you! I was thinking the same thing. Notice I said thinking, not doing. This weekend, once I get everyone out of my house, I will be doing the same. Might as well! Otherwise sitting around eating all day is going to lead to bad things. Just watch out for Pam, if she gets wind of it, you will be on her promo video!!

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  3. Your stories always struck a cord. Today, ,Amaze n I went to pick up jump ropes at Wallie World but did not find any. They were two gentleman getting things to set up home gym.

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s tale

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