Today’s writing prompt in the WEGO Health Writers Month Challenge is to start with the sentence “This morning I looked in the mirror…” just write, don’t stop, don’t edit. Post!
This morning I looked in the mirror and thought “man, I need a haircut. My bangs are crazy long.” Then I thought about how proud I was of myself for getting up early every day this week to go to the gym. Yes, I know that some people do this every day, but I’ve been out of the habit for a long time and this was the week that I vowed to get back into it. Its not because of how I look, its because of how I feel. For someone who bases her life around balance, my proverbial scale has been way unbalanced lately, missing the all-important exercise piece. I am so lucky to be so happy in my every day life, which helps me feel balanced, more often than not.
I also thought about how my past year has been and what my next year is going to be like. Yes, I think of these things on a daily basis. No, I’m not going to elaborate on what that means. I just know that I am emotionally and mentally stronger than I ever thought I was and I need to get back to being physically strong, too. I rocked a vending machine the other day to help a kid get some candy out and I hurt my back… if that doesn’t scream “get to the gym”, I don’t know what does.
It only takes 21 days to develop a habit, so I have 17 left to go!