I have always been a little bit obsessive compulsive…okay sometimes a lot obsessive compulsive.
I fall into things hard and fast, I have been know to obsess over love, food, exercise or possibly my hair…I always jump in both feet and running, which I might add can be a little terrifying for those of you around me. I have learned the hard way over the years that there are some things you should actually take slow and think about…buy hey, it’s how I roll.
When I turned 50, I had that mid life epiphany…you know the one right? I am half way there baby, if I am really lucky and live to 100. I am trying to be optimistic, and hopeful. During said epiphany I realized that my life wasn’t really balanced. I do everything at 100 miles an hour and usually skidding sideways, and being 50 that doesn’t always go like it did when I was 25.
I have recently taken up running, I should insert here that I have never ran anywhere in my life unless it was forced upon me in school or something was chasing me, which I thankfully add has not been many times. I have always loved walking and when we were out one day on our normal 5 km hike I just had the urge to run. Weird. Yes. But I did it. Granted I was in my winter boots and it was cold as hell so that may have been motivation, but I ran…not far or fast but it was enough to give me this weird longing I have never had before.
Which I am now obsessed by.
This is where the Universe always steps in to give me signs that I need to slow down. In the past, I have occasionally be able to ignore those red flags and go raging ahead anyway. It never ends the way I think it will, and I always look back and go…oh yea, that. So with running I have actually been given a physical slow down. I pulled a muscle in my leg. Running every single day was not a good plan. Noted.
I have been told in no uncertain terms to slow down, take my time and add a little bit of balance and common sense. I never said I was a fast learner.
So today, right now…I am realizing that all is good in the right doses. Eat right, but don’t kill yourself over the Oh Henry you ate while watching 14 episodes of “Lost” on a Wednesday night. It won’t kill you, but you know you are going to have a messed up complexion for the next couple of days. If it was worth it, who cares.
Enjoy every moment…the good, the bad, the happy and the sad, they all make us who we are or who we are going to grow up to be. Learn to love yourself for who you are, not who you aspire to be…worry about that if you ever get there and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t reach that goal. And be kind to yourself, treat yourself to things that make you feel good and are good for your body.
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