“Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.”~Henry Hancock
For me, the basis of any habit is planning (or lack thereof). This
may be is letting my geek flag fly, but I enjoy planning. I feel more secure when I have a plan. As Stephen recently pointed out, I even like planning about planning. I like it when my life is sorted into lists and schedules. I don't like things being up in the air.
The problem with life for the past couple years is that it has laughed at my planning. I have gone from a regimented single gal who got up every morning at 5 to lift weights, to engaged, planning a wedding, getting married, moving across country, family crises, health problems and more. Eventually (probably about a year ago), I threw up my hands and stopped trying to plan. This was bad for me. I need a new way to plan.
Part of this is about weight. I have gained around 60 pounds in the past three years. I hate admitting it to myself, so I'm not sure why I'm telling the interwebs. It doesn't affect my value as a person, but it has affected the way I experience the world.
“First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” ~Charles C. Noble
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This isn't going to become a diet blog or a fitness blog, but I am continuing the mission expressed in my blog manifesto:
Challenge Yourself. Live Beautifully. Love Your Life.
I will have some updates about my challenge progress interspersed with my regular style and creative posts.
At the end of the month I hope (and plan) to be on a firmer footing. I plan to be feeling better, be more organized and be ready to take the next steps on this journey called existence. Wish me luck.