Let me start by saying I haven’t been to the pool ONCE all summer. Nor have I been to a home baseball game all season. This is completely out of character for me. Last summer, our beach/pool bag was always kept at arm’s length because you never know when we might have a few free hours on the weekend or random weeknight to lounge in the sun. And our Cardinals attire was always kept in the top drawer for those spontaneous night games complete with beer and nachos.
Speaking of beer and nachos, it’s no wonder I typically gain a few pounds in the summer, only to lose it again by winter. Except this year, I don’t have the excuse of baseball games and lazy pool days. In fact, I don’t have an excuse at all. I have no idea where the summer has gone, but my entire “life routine” has been thrown off and I’m eating poorly, lacking sleep, unmotivated, and minus a few meet-ups with friends, relatively unsocial. I’m not unhappy by any means; just unsatisfied sprinkled with mild disappointment.
But then something happened. I can’t really explain it except to say, I’m sick of the way I’ve been living my day-to-day. (That last sentence just sounded too perfect to not be someone else’s line or song.) I have a new plan that encompasses every aspect of my life – work, social, health and fitness, etc. And hey, maybe even my blog too. I have an idea of who I want to be, but I’m just not her yet. So I’m forming a plan to get from here to there, and I think with a little focus and determination, I can make it before 2010 comes to an end.
You know that saying, “someone needs to light a fire under him/her”? Well, a fire has been lit. And I’m the one that struck the match.