My biggest strength and my biggest weakness are one in the same. ADHD
I think I was probably born running from one thing to the next wanting to see it all, testing every boundary, and needing to know “why” about everything.
I have never been very good at the balancing act of life.
At the age of 50 (following some really high blood pressure readings and depression) I decided it was time to figure it all out. I am not saying I ever actually will, but perhaps I can get a bit closer if I approach it with the same passion that I do everything else.
Yes, I would like to lose some weight, but I am not really dieting.
See, I have been on a gazillion diets over the last 10 years or so and failed every single time. The fact is, I don’t just like chocolate, I absolutely LOVE it. I just really never want to be that person that can’t enjoy an iced coffee at Starbucks now and then, or have an ice cold Smirnoff Ice after a good old fashioned Texas BBQ on a hot summer day just because it isn’t on my diet.
So what is the answer for me?
It’s that balancing act I have been talking about.
It’s about making choices.
It’s okay to enjoy eating at a BBQ but you don’t need to refill your plate. It’s okay to have a cold one at the end of a hot summer day, just don’t choose to have a dang 12 pack! I don’t actually count calories, but I am making myself aware of them so that my choices are more educated.
Walking is helping me find balance. With every step I take, I feel the stress and depression lifting. There are those who may say that I am going overboard with the daily walking, but ya know what? It’s working for me, so I am going to keep it going for now. Why? I kinda like living. I think I would like to do it for another 50 years. 🙂
Life is good…
20,782 steps taken today
8.39 miles traveled today
20 laps water jogging