Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Where I am - in Six Words....

Andrew (from Andrew is getting fit) has tagged me to do my life's memoir in 6 words. Even though I've done this before (not too long ago actually). But instead of my memoir - I'm going to give you my present life mantra:

You're never too old to start!

That's how I feel these days! Hiding behind my age is no longer an option. As long as this body works and the good Lord sees fit to keep me here, I am going to make the most of what I have and enjoy life!

For a while there I was settling into the mindset of "Well, there's not much more exciting ahead of me....I spent it all on my youth. Guess I'll get comfortable and settle into my middle aged years and relax and watch life go by." How sad is that?

Sure I'm at the age where I have more years behind me than there are ahead of me. But NOT being the pathetic creature I appeared to be when I was on Oprah - I refuse to view life that way. I can still try new things - set new goals - accomplish great feats! Right now it's C25k. - which I know, in my heart of hearts has opened a door that has been closed far too long and will take me to new places and experiences that I thought has been lost to my youth.

Surprisingly - the weight loss has become secondary to me. Don't get me wrong - I WANT to get down to a healthy size. But right now - taking care of my body - pressing it to get stronger and do things that I thought I'd never do again - THAT has become my main focus. And I know that as I prime this great machine God has given me - it won't let me down. The weight will come off and underneath will be a whole new me!

So instead of tagging 6 people - I'm inviting anyone who'd like - to leave your 6 word mantra here in a comment. Think of 6 words that describe where you are at NOW in your life. I know...only six? But I'll grant you some poetic license here - they don't even have to make a sentence!


Thinking Thin said...

I think you have the right mindset. Concentrate on taking care of your body and eventually the scale will catch up.

Mantras...hmm, I am so tired lately it's hard to have any creative juices flowing...let me think.

I can sleep when I am dead (oops, that is 7)

Believe in it, it will happen!

There ya go...not bad for my second try :)

Hanlie said...

Wonderful memoir! You are so right, Lora!

Grumpy Chair said...

I love your six word memoir.

dadivastreet said...

Great mantra, I'm adding it to my motivational arsenal! Thanks Lora!

Living Healthier Lifestyle And Loving ME!

MaryFran said...

My 6 words, and very fitting for where I am in my journey....

The result is worth the effort.

Honi said...

Love what you wrote..
Okay how about this...

LIVE BOLD grow old..
hey thats 4 words let me try again
okay thats 5
let me try again..
The time to start is NOW
ahhh 6 words!

RunningNan said...

I choose not to give up.

I love reading about your C25K. You are going to kick some butt!