With the summer months coming on, I have again begun to realize my extreme need to be fit. The months of hibernation are passed; and with the painful cold weather gone, I have no excuse to stay indoors cuddled under blankets. The problem is that, as much as I am convinced of my need for healthy living, the steps to get to there have turned out to be quite a challenge. I should know, since I’ve tried time and time again to be healthy, both by exercising and eating right, but all those times turned out about like this:
During two of my past attempts at consistently working out, clumsiness befell me–first, I tripped down some steps and pulled a ligament in my toe; during another attempt, I dropped a weight on that same toe and broke it, thus ending my workout schedule. This year, I’m two weeks into my walking/running routine and have yet to injure myself (not including the two giant bruises on my leg–I’m telling you, I’m clumsy!) So, if I manage to keep myself from harm, I should be able to reach a state of healthy living by the end of the summer–that is, if I can get past these three challenges that make healthy living difficult.
1. Exercise is not #1 on my list of fun things to do—Some people might enjoy running, lifting weights, and all that, but–unfortunately–I am not included in this group. I remember a time during grade school when running was fun–oh, how I wish I could have that enthusiasm back! On cool evenings, I’ve caught a hint of this past enjoyment, but with the heat of summer kicking in, I find a lot more enjoyment laying in front of a fan.
3. Vegetables are not so delicious—If vegetables were as yummy as cookies, I’d be the healthiest person alive. Sadly, this is not the case. Oh, if only I could find some bearable veggie recipes!–this will be my task for the summer.
Now that I have pinpointed the challenges of being healthy, I declare that I will not let these challenges get in my way. I am determined! And if I could also avoid tripping and dropping heavy items on my toes, that would help.