One of the things that I've started to realize is that I don't love running, as much as I would like to and as much as I admire those that do, I don't. And that's okay. My goal isn't to be a runner, it's to be healthy and in shape and to teach my kids to take care of their bodies and to be active. I can do that without trying to be a runner. You have to start somewhere and since I'm pregnant and not wanting to join a gym again and take classes, I finally ordered the Prenatal Barre workout DVD that I've been thinking about forever.
It's little things like that. I get an idea in my head of something I want to try or do and then I think about it forever and eventually talk myself out of it!
Cleaner eating is also a goal of mine. I don't want to go paleo or anything like that but just eat fresh/less processed foods. So I bought a bunch of veggies at the store this past weekend and started making veggie wraps to take for lunch.
There are lots of other things that I am working on/towards so I may do a weekly or monthly post to hold myself accountable for following through with things that I want to do. It's been on my mind a lot so it feels good to write about it. Hopefully these posts will encourage someone else to live life more intentionally. I'm rereading Donald Miller's book A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and I'm reminded that our life is a story. I want mine to be an interesting story. Good stories begin when you leave your comfort zone, when you change, when you do something you didn't think you could. I just can't let fear get in the way.
“Fear isn’t only a guide to keep us safe; it’s also a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life … the great stories go to those who don’t give in to fear.” -Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years