I've been following a new recipe blog at Recipes Happen. Every Saturday, she posts "upside" stories from her followers and I have joined her the last couple of Saturdays. It's fun to think about turning downsides into upsides. What a nice idea.
Monday was the kick off to the company's version of "The Biggest Loser". Everyone was greeted at the door with a big Fuji apple and encouragement to attend the kickoff at lunchtime for details. It's a good program and I'm already doing a lot of the good stuff. One of my downfalls is getting enough exercise. I have a treadmill but it's a love/hate relationship I have with it. I have tennis shoes under my desk at work too. Yesterday I decided early in the morning I'd take a walk at lunch. I've had those shoes at work for months and have never gone for a walk. In a split second I decided that if I didn't put those shoes on, I wasn't going to make it in this biggest loser challenge. That's how it is with me. I sometimes gotta do things I don't want to do. So, I put those shoes on and my iPod and headed out the door for an awesome 20 minute walk.
TAKE AWAY: What I did yesterday isn't going to help me today.
I have to keep approaching each day with a new resolve
I was at a WW's meeting tonight and the leader used the term "take away" as in taking away an idea. The take away for her was an idea from one of the members who has a friend that places a treat on a napkin when she is playing BUNCO and carries that treat around to every table where she rolls the dice. The idea is that she has the willpower to carry the treat but not eat it. At the end of the night, she just throws it away. I say, "why?"