30 Days! Time flies when you’re busy living and practicing for tomorrow. We’re always getting ready for our next day, aren’t we? Everything we do today affects tomorrow and every day after that. Sure, maybe a bad food choice today won’t make you gain weight tomorrow, but it may make you feel like – I failed yesterday so I might as well have the fries today. Or maybe you will resolve to do better today and order the salad. Either way, yesterday affects today. Were you active yesterday or did you let the Monday blues win over and you sat on the couch all evening? How does that affect you today? Feel lazy and fat now; or rested and ready to take on the day and get in your workout stronger than ever?
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” ― Steve Jobs
My 30 Days to True Health began as a measure for a friend. But it turned into so much more. It became a journey of health, emotion, spirit and awakening. I’ve never journaled before so I’ve never been able to look back on my yesterdays as clearly as I have today. I can see my dots; see how they connected and how they will connect into my future. The emotions, failures and successes that brought me to today. And I wouldn’t change any of them. Sure, if I could go back many years, I might change some of my dots and connect them differently….but these 30 days….they connected exactly the way they needed too.
Did I enjoy every day? Hell no. Some of them were damned hard. Some full of pain and tears. Others with soreness and bruises. But all of them with contentment and growth.
I was not perfect, I cheated a couple times (don’t tell Cheryl), I skipped a few workouts, I played hookie on the world and just stayed cuddled up on my couch. But I did not fail because I did not give up. No matter how yesterday ends, today always arrives and tomorrow is always waiting. So we get up, we do our best and then we look back and see how our dots connected. I’m proud of what I accomplished in these 30 days. It does not all reflect on my scale or in my hip measurements, some of my successes are in my muscles, some in my bruised emotions….but they are all successes and I embrace them.
Tomorrow I begin my next 30 day journey, with a different spin, but with the same focus. To grow, to learn and to succeed. Look out tomorrow because here comes yesterday!