It’s about time I start the weekend quote tradition back up. I always have fun scouring the web for that one quote that speaks to me each week. This time it’s by Margaret Thatcher…
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when you had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Everyone always tells me how busy I am. "How do I get so much done?" "You always have so many things going on." "There always so much on your plate."
I’m crazy, I realize this and sometimes I get overwhelmed with all that try to accomplish but ever since I decided to overcome my body image fears and get out and DO things I’ve been a healthier happier person.
My blogs, the community, a new job, building a new house, training for a marathon, raising a four year old, running a household, cooking, organizing a conference, Geesh I AM nuts! BUT doing things makes me feel alive. This is one of the husband’s and I biggest problems. He would be perfectly content lounging around and doing nothing all day and that drives me bonkers! Guess what he’s doing right now…. that’s right… sleeping! :)
Anyway, I think this quote means more then accomplishing big things I think it’s the little ones which make the bigggest difference. Climbing that rock wall, trying that spinning class after work, taking the extra half and hour to cook a healthy meal WITH your family. It’s these small things that will not only leave you satisfied at the end of the day but help you reach your weight loss goals while finding peace with who you are now. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when I started doing more I started worrying less about how fat I looked.
Do I still have fat thoughts? Sure. They are never going to go completely away for me. After my moving food fiasco I felt and feel a bit "bleh" but instead of crying about consuming too many calories I’ve been getting out and about. Yesterday I went for a run, walked around the farmers market with the toddler, recorded a video for GreenLiteBites, got my hair done, cooked dinner for the family, went to the driving range and played a game of putt putt. Today we are gearing up for a fireworks display tonight but only after a day at a local beach. Which reminds I got to pack some healthy snacks and lunches! Gotta run… bunches to DO! ;~)