There comes a time in the life of every pencil skirt when she needs to waltz up to the mirror and have a nice long talk with herself.
So I did.
I gave myself a lecture. I threw a couple of carrots and a grape at the glass reflection just for dramatic emphasis. Then I looked at the image staring back at me and said, "You, Mimi Pencil Skirt, are a woman with Good Intentions."
And that's a very bad thing.
1. I shall spent at least 30 minutes of alone time. Recharging. Restoring. Relaxing. Meditating. Reading. Whispering prayers. Being still. No noise. No music. Me. Breathing. Still. Just me.
2. I shall exercise BEFORE I blog. Before I read. Before I watch the news. Before I blog. I said that. Tonight's viewing pleasure - 30 minutes of pure hell.
Aside: My reward was the American Idol show featuring Lennon and McCartney songs. No, that wasn't the hell part but it was close. (Kristy Cook sang a Beatles song to a country hoe-down arrangement. It was not pretty.) But I digress...
I have a strict exercise regimen that includes walking walking and more walking with weights.
If I don't do it everyday I just don't have the energy I need.
For three years now I've worked out with the same group of people. I know them by name. We wave. Then they exercise without breaking a sweat. I just break things. Shoelaces tangle. Plants fall over. I fall over. I've worn the video out. And I wonder.....nobody in the class ever looks happy. Except Billy. He's always smiling. We fall down. He smiles. I get up. He smiles.
He's used to my clumsiness and doesn't say a word. I hit pause. Curse. Resume.
4. Drink 6 glasses of water everyday.
Let's all say it together.......Mimi! Put the coffee cup DOWN.
Do I want healthy skin? Do I want a healthy body? Do I want to keep all my body parts? Then drink the blasted water.
5. Eat more of this.......and less of this.
6. Go To BED.
This is a big hurdle for me to overcome. I'm a nightowl. Morning is evil.
There are other important things I should be doing but I'm going to stop at six. I'm going to work on doing these six things DAILY for the next two weeks and I'll let you know what happens. I'm learning to untangle my life and keep it simple. I'm happier.
Goodnite.(See....I'm doing better already. Uhh....It's after midnight.) OK. I'll start tomorrow.
7. GEE! I already need to add one more.