Tuesday, June 14, 2011

True Confessions Tuesday

True Confessions

I'm lost. I've joined the Burst Into Summer challenge but not because I'm motivated. I joined because I've got to find a way to become motivated.

What I never thought would happen has happened. After wonderful, happy successes I regressed. I went back to where I never thought I would be again. After appreciating the benefits of diet and exercise and feeling at least ten years younger, I let an illness and maybe some winter blues and a shoulder surgery sabotage everything that had previously made me happy.

I wish I could really discover what it was that led to my falling off the wagon because I believe that only then will I be able to keep it from happening again. I know the answer is in me somewhere but I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's a multitude of things. Laziness, boredom, and self indulgence are some of the first things that come to mind. But there's probably even more to it than that.

All I know is that I'm going to try again to find that magic formula that will keep me looking and feeling good for the rest of my life and if I do, I'll strive to make it my mantra.

In the meantime, I intend to pour everything I've got into the Burst Into Summer challenge. That's the first step.

The second step is that in future True Confession Tuesday posts, I'll be confessing for the week not a lifetime.

And maybe there I'll find success - one step at a time.


  1. Oh Mary, I hear you. I have been so bad lately. Not with the eating so much, but with the exercise, the lack of water, the lack of sleep and so on and so on. Being off school for this challenge, I'm hoping that will make a difference in how I do things. We may not be on the same team, but we can be each others supporters. Am I right or am I right. The very best of luck to us both. Here's hoping we figure out our demons and move on from there. XOXO

  2. Welcome back...I think all of us "Grandma's" are starting over. I know we can rock this challenge just to show those "young" ones we can do it!

  3. I think you will get it all back sooner than you think. You'll start feeling and seeing the rewards and you'll remember how you got to where you were before! I know you can do it! I'm proud of you for signing up for this!!


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