I think I have all the time in the world to get get this weight off and get fit. Every day I lumber through, make pretty good choices and do just the bare minimum required to lose weight. It's happening, ever so slowly. I figure what's the rush?
For quite a while I've known that I need to do something with my life. Something so outside my comfort zone, something that needs a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Something that needs me to be fit and thin. So really in order to be successful at my something, I need to get this done. But what's the rush?
As you all know we have been experiencing a lot of natural disasters, where life, for the people affected has changed forever. Some have even lost their lives. Stuff happens to us every day. Just the other day, I was driving on a side street, minding my own business. It happened to be a dry that day (probably the only one this month!) and I was going only about 20 miles an hour. Something caught my attention and I happened to look at my left, for just a second, and the next thing I knew, the car in front of me had slammed on the brakes and I was going to hit them. I tried all I could to stop my car. Unfortunately, the road was sanded (tiny rock were everywhere) and I slid into the car in front of me. Thankfully, I was going pretty slow, so there were no injuries or damage. Thank you Lord!!!!
But the point is, things could have been changed in just a second. I could have been going faster and caused a lot of damage or I could have killed someone. In just one second!!!
Every time I hear of a disaster or of someone dying on the news. I always think....."The morning before all this happened, they had no idea that their life would be changed forever!!" They ran out of time!!!
Ack! This morning could be my last!! What if I only had 3 more months left of life and I'm just wasting it because I think I have time?
If I got really busy right now.....worked really hard to get this weight off. I could be at my goal weight by, this time, next year. (If I lost only 5 pounds a month) Now granted, if I only had 3 months to live, I would not hit my goal, but if I don't get started and make this happen, it will take me years to get there. I don't want to waste anymore time!!!
Another thing....I live in an earthquake zone. They are talking about (and really have been talking about this for a long time) that we are due for the "Big One". What if we had an earthquake, as big as the one Japan had, and everything around me was destroyed? Would I be fit enough to withstand being trapped for a while? Would I be fit enough to live with an injury until help arrives? Would I be light enough for someone to carry me to safety? Would I be fit enough to walk anywhere and everywhere I needed to go. My job is 9 miles away, could I walk or ride a bike 18 miles a day if I needed to?
I better get busy!
I just don't want to miss anything that life offers and I don't want to run out of time.
I feel the urge to rush....How about you?