This blog doesn’t say anything about art or animation, but it’s my blog and I’m keeping it loose . . . that’s just how I roll.
I took up a challenge at the beginning of the week. My friend Arlene Moshe; a dietician, inspirational blogger and awesome person; set up a three day fitness/health challenge. It was called “How to break the cycle of not following through . . . this is a bit of a problem area for me, so I signed up.
I got an e-mail with a HUGE list of simple small tasks that could make my health and fitness better. I gulped down my feeling of being overwhelmed and then read the whole e-mail. I had to choose one. ONE. ONLY ONE!!!! Make one small change. The pressure came off and for three days I packed some healthy snacks and ate them between classes (and sometimes in front of classes – nothing like modeling a healthy lifestyle for the youngins). I’ve had healthy snacks now for a week and on Monday (tomorrow) I’m going to add some gentle, easy, simple morning exercise.
The part of her challenge that I loved the most (seriously, check it out) is the difference she makes between the words “should” “could” “would” and “WILL”.
There are a lot of things I should do…there’s not enough room in this blog for that list.
There are a lot of things I could do…that usually gets followed by “if” I could do _____ if. So far, that didn’t work out for me.
Don’t even get me started on would. I would do a lot of things if (this usually ends with blaming someone else).
Last week I took a hard solid look at what I WILL do . . . and I did it.
I tell my students that stretching too far or too fast is a good way to hurt yourself. I ate my broccoli, almonds and yogurt and . . . am down a pound. Weight loss wasn’t the goal, but I’m feeling a lot better, it might be the broccoli, but I think it’s about celebrating a small victory.