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2014 Blog Project: Week 3

January 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Blog Project Week 3: Carpe Diem

Seize the day.  Just get up and do it! Seize the day reminds me of a lot of things, but I'd be lying if Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society wasn't the first thing that came to mind, "Seize the day boys....make your lives extraordinary" .

Most importantly it tells me to stop saying I'm going to do something tomorrow, when even a tiny step can be done today.

I need to get back into the swing of working out. Not because I believe I'm getting fat, or want to look better to other people - I'm finally at a point in my life where I believe I am beautiful and people can take it or leave it. But having a steady workout plan makes me feel better. I have more energy, less stress, fewer migraines, less sore after photographing a day-long event with numerous crouching and balancing. It's for me.

However I let time get away from me, and due to certain situations lost my routine quite a while ago. I had promised myself to get back in the swing of working out. That was 3 weeks ago, and things kept coming up that gave me reasons not to.

But this week I pulled Carpe Diem out of my JBP. As I looked at the card for a couple of days I thought to myself how can I show someone doing something to take back control. To stop thinking about and DO. That's when I realized that I've been making myself a promise that I'm breaking every week.

And if I don't respect myself enough to keep promises I make myself, what message am I sending out to how other's should treat me? Well that's an entirely different blog post...

So I realized that I could seize the day, with one simple step towards getting back in the habit of being HEALTHY, and did a short "plank". That was it. That's all it needed to be. I got so distracted by getting myself back up to rocking out to 45 minutes on the elliptical and 1:30 planks and hundreds of crunches that I got overwhelmed and thought "uggg I'll do it later". There will always be a later, and just like everything in life we need to do there will always be a reason not to, a reason to wait until *fill in the blank*.

So today, as I did with killer cramps and pushed forward to do a quick and simple plank, I challenge you to carpe diem -- seize the moment and take a tiny step in the right direction. Be extraordinary.


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