I know I’ve been slacking on The Questions of the Week and I’m sorry. They are the type of posts I can’t force.
Yesterday Amanda left this comment on my Color Run Recap Video…
You do so many cool things!
And I immediately thought to myself…
Why aren’t YOU?!
Now, I’m not singling Amanda out here. I’m asking across the board to everyone, including my younger self. Why don’t you do more cool things?
When I look back at my 20s I cringe. There I was, childless, minimal responsibilities, a good paying job. I was so lucky yet not taking advantage of my situation.
Today, I’m still lucky, but now I’m also aware.
Aware that my body can do wonderful things! I can run and jump and play and get dirty.
Aware that no one cares how I look in a bathing suit but me, and if they do THEY are the ones with the problem.
Aware that my time on this earth is limited and I better take full advantage of the little time I am given.
Aware that when you take care of yourself having fun is more FUN!
Aware that there are so many more exciting things to do than go to dinner and see a movie.
Aware that it’s my insecurities that hold me back. Everything else is simply an excuse.
Of course I’m coming up with these based on my experience. I spent my 20s not doing too much of anything because I didn’t like the body I was in. I didn’t swim because I didn’t want to put on a bathing suit. I didn’t run because I didn’t have the confidence to try. I didn’t take care of myself because I was too preoccupied with being thin. All I ever did for fun was eat and sit. <-- being REAL honest here.
I've worked hard these last 7 years to not only lose weight but to find myself, to experience things and to, well, LIVE!
So I'm really asking. This is NOT a rhetorical question.
Why Aren’t you doing the “cool things” YOU want to do?