My eldest son is presently fighting for a National Soccer title in Toronto. My daughter has taken to waking at 5ish and running! My youngest son goes to a sport school and plays on the #1 soccer team in our province. My husband, I swear, is addicted to exercise. Hell, even our 2 cats BEG to go out to frolic and run around!!!!!
I really cannot beat them! Let's face it, I can't even catch up to them.
No choice anymore................I must join them.
I am on day 3 of my new exercise regime. (ha, not much of a regime, mind you) but what the hell, humor me, ok?
Sunday=45 minute brisk walk.
Monday=30 minute brisk early morning walk.
Tuesday=so far, a 10 minuter lunch break walk. Plus a pep talk from my #1 in-shape BIG brother.
Others try to shame, encourage and motivate me. But it all falls on my deaf ears.
Except for these 2 people.
One is my very own "quit smoking" cheerleader, my first devoted reader, my sister-in-law. She embraced exercise a few years ago and it has rewarded her with not only a killer figure but better mental health. She looks as good on the outside as she says she feels on the inside. For crying out loud, she runs marathons now!
The other is my BIG brother. Not only because I have always trusted and looked up to him, but because he was EXACTLY where I am now about 7 or 8 years ago. He KNOWS, really knows everything I am feeling.
He looks amazing. Slim, fit, healthy.
He told me not to give up. Take it one day-one mile at a time. If one day you feel tired, don't do much, but still get out there and DO SOMETHING. After all something is always better than nothing, right?
I will keep trying. I will keep walking. I will not give up.
Even if its raining, and its cold and I'm tired........"somethings better than nothing".........."somethings better than nothing"........... repeat 10x AND GET OUT THERE!!!!!