The original intent of Motivation Monday was to help motivate me and you in terms of physical well-being, both diet and exercise. Since I began it, however, I have strayed from that original intent. Today, I’m announcing that I am returning to that original intent, starting next Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 and will continue on a weekly basis throughout the year to help motivate me and maybe you in the process.
The photo used in the badge above was from June 19, 2004 when I walked/ran in a 5-mile race called the George Sheehan Classic, the summer I called myself a runner. Six years later, I cannot and while I never may be able to call myself that again with a straight face, I do want to return to the way I felt that summer and for a couple of years after that: healthy.
So to that end, this year I am committing myself to writing a Motivation Monday each post with a “no” and a “yes” to help motivate me toward being physically healthy. For example, the “no” might be something like “no chips,” but on the flip side, it could be “yes” to healthy snacks.Instead of being an exhaustive resolution list at the beginning of the year, that just isn’t realistic in terms of who I am, it will be a list on which I will continue working throughout the year: one by one.
With this, I am making no resolution on weight loss, although, of course, I am hoping that will happen as a result. I don’t want to set myself up for a fall. Neither am I committing to a number of miles to walk and/or run in 2011. This is not about one year. This is about my life, and maybe in turn, it will help you with your life.