Thursday, January 31, 2013

But, I don't like change....

Change is hard.

Change is uncomfortable.

Change is...different.

Change is change.

It is hard to give up control, isn't it?
Today's blog is about my ability (or inability) to accept change.

I have been getting up for the last few weeks 
at an early hour to get on the treadmill.
And I have achieved 20 minutes on that thing as soon as I get up.
I was so proud of that.  
A whole month of getting up every morning and committing to walking...

for 20 minutes.

Did I mention the key words were 20 minutes?

Most evenings I got in 20 minutes at 9 pm, too.
Sometimes "time" just did not permit.
Did you hear that, I didn't have "time".  

Because I didn't want to have time.

But, if you stop and think about it, what else do we have?
We have time.
And how we spend it is completely up to us.
Yes, I have obligations.
Everyone has obligations.

But, if I don't make time to better myself or my situation,
who will?  

What is more important than making sure 
that I have more quality time left in my life?

But, I was comfortable with 20 minutes.  
I didn't sweat.  
I found enough things on the TV to keep me entertained. 
I like 20 minutes.

I have many in-depth conversations on Tuesdays.  
This last Tuesday seemed to be focused on change.

I asked someone why he didn't change his situation 
so that he could be happier in the end.  
(Because, of course it is easier to examine 
some one else's situation and ignore your own)
His answer was that it was just easier to go with the status quo.
It's comfortable.
I remember thinking that all he needed to do was take that first step.
Yes, the change would be hard...but worth it in the end.


Later on in that day I am having yet another 
conversation and Chad West points out to me that I have
 been doing 20 minutes for a MONTH.  
When was I going to up that number?
I answered that I "like" 20 minutes.
It's comfortable.
I don't like to sweat.
It's bad enough that I have to do it in the first place.
And the list goes on and on...

So, I got up this morning and did 30 minutes.
And I am committing to 30 minutes in the evening.
I want to spend time with my family 
and friends and be healthy while doing it.
I like the high that I get from taking care of myself.
I will make this change.

Let's do this Sherry, 
let's take care of our own issues 
leave other's to do the same.
We all have our journeys in this life, with our own decisions.
This is my decision.
I will change.

My love to all.
Have a great day.


  1. That is so profound, and I'm so PROUD of you! Keep it up and "keep moving!" Love ya!

  2. Thank you, Dixie. It is amazing what determination and a cup of coffee will do for the mind.