1 Sep 2014, a date for my diary…
I have taken that step through the door and found myself on the other side of it. Nothing too scary at the moment, although I’m letting the reality of my situation sink in. I am no longer working in my day job, the regular monthly security blanket (a.k.a. paycheck) was delivered yesterday, and now I feel I’ve set sail and left the harbour.
My first decision is to address some of my health concerns. As a middle aged, overweight, over-stressed individual, my mind has taken a beating and my body has been gradually telling me that something needs to change in the form of a pulled muscle, back pain or a 2 day viral bug that leaves me exhausted and in bed with a fever.
As someone who typically attempts new challenges with a methodical approach and buckets of motivation, I have decided to set myself a 100 day challenge to get my body working properly again, to improve my strength and fitness and with the aim of this helping to clear out the unnecessary worries and self-doubts within my mind. 100 days sounds like a long time, but in fact, this is a little over 3 months, and I owe it to myself and those around me to give it my all.
I started off the day with a 3.5km slow run / shuffle , or just over 2 miles for those who prefer it in American units :-).
Upon waking, I also took a weight reading and will keep a regular measurement of this as I progress.
So after an inordinate amount of time, indecision and procrastination, the ball is rolling…
I will leave you today with a couple of quotes that I found inspiring and hope you do too.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe
“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha