I have an idea. It may be crazy, in fact I am sure it is but one or two others might be keen. I need to get in shape. UGH...I know. For many this happens without a second thought. For some...who fight the 'M' thing it takes more effort and contemplation.
Geographic location is not an issue and I am not proposing anything to onerous. I am not a gym bunny nor am I a gym junkie. In fact, the mere mention of 'boot camp' and I run the other way. I am kind of a walking, pilates, cut out the sweets, cut back on the wine and think healthy kind of girl.
This is a mind over matter proposition. Once the mind is heading on the straight and narrow then the possibilities are endless. The thing is I need others who face a similar dilemma. Once we have a meetings of the minds than I think the momentum will be forthcoming.
I find that once a goal is set and others are involved you can't lose. I am thinking of a system where we report in to share our thoughts, similar to writing in a journal. It can be daily; it can be whenever you like. We need to be realistic. Some days just do not work out the way you want. If we are sharing the same experiences we are more likely to be committed. At least, that is my hope.
I have an aversion to using the word 'diet'. Weight seems to follow that word so I made a decision many years ago to ban it from my vocabulary. I like to think of it as 'wellness' only because I like the dictionary definition: 'The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, excercise and habits'.
Your goal could be whatever you make it. It can be as simple as walking/ running a few miles everyday, bike riding, swimming, taking up a new sport, healthier eating or just getting thru a day free of temptations or maybe just fewer temptations. Whatever works for you. The purpose is to offer encouragement and support. This can happen thru our blogs or via group emails or even Twitter if you feeling so inclined. That side of things can be worked out once the idea comes together. Who knows where this could take us??
Am I crazy? It is ok to tell me if you think I am. It won't be the first and surely not the last. If you want to 'give it a go' as they say. You can leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not have a blog but still want to join in the fun then that is ok too.