Not sure about that around here but maybe soon
On the other hand , anything is possible!
In January, I posted about a resolution of sorts. Not so much a diet , but a plan to eat better , and exercise , and get to feeling a bit more like myself. Well in point of fact it is a diet, I have been following Weight watchers online and in the last month and a bit have lost 9lbs. It feels slow, but I think I am doing OK. After all I didn`t gain it all overnight either. Anyone who has struggled with weight knows how incredibly frustrating it can be. Overall I feel like it has gone pretty well, haven`t tripped and fallen face first into a buffet or a cheesecake...yet.
But I also haven`t made it to the pool. Between work and weather, and getting hurt earlier in the month I just haven`t gotten it done. But I will.
For whatever reason, I was feeling a little blue and defeated yesterday about things and seriously considered drowning my sorrows in a large cheeseburger and fries . I didn’t but I sure though about it. I looked at little miss “Whoa Dammit” and a couple others and wondered if I really have the stuff anymore to work with them .Achy sore , chubby , and arthritic, and frankly feeling my age a bit . So I did what I always do , I went for a walk , filled water tanks, and took out mineral , by the time I got back in the house ,I noticed something. I wasn`t limping, my back and hip didn’t hurt! After lifting the pails and hose reel I actually felt pretty OK.
Don`t get me wrong, I still have bad days , but Yesterday was a good one .
somehow this was left out of the post; I coached Special Olympics several years ago. and the joy we found in watching our teams succeed at theirs goal was truly outstanding .They gave no quarter , and just dug deep to be the very best they could be each day, and although I was Coach" I believe they taught me more that I could have dreamed
Which of course led me to go find this video Standing outside the Fire (tissue warning) I was reminded, a) how much I love this song ,and b)we can live or we can push our limits, and take chances , and Really live .In doing this we may get a few more bumps and dings along the way , but it is worth it in the end .
So let me quote the Special Olympics Athletes Prayer for you , and for me to be reminded
“Let me win
But if I cannot win
Let me be brave in the attempt”
So as we march for spring I wish you all the success in your goals, and will keep slogging away at mine . And may we each get there! Anything is possible!