April Fool’s Day.
The start of Canada’s $1 stamp. No joke!
But it is also a return to “Slice of Life Tuesday” . After a month of daily slicing, it is a return to the weekly slice at “Two Writing Teachers”.
This is also the start of a couple of new challenges for me. One is to write a middle grade novel in a month. The other starts April 7th – ROW where we set goals and check-in weekly to post about goals met.
For me, though, the most important goal is to seek healthier habits. In the past year, I have started and stopped many healthier living challenges, only to fail after several days. I have lost a few pounds and then gained them back several times. I have been successful with staying lactose free and although I know being glucose free helped my stomach, I couldn’t stay away from breads. I even started a blog about a new healthy journey and did fairly well for awhile.
Here I am at 62, 25 pounds overweight, higher cholesterol than I should, bad knees, weak willpower – but a desire to be healthier. The more I feel bad about my setbacks, the less I succeed.
O read this quote somewhere and it resonated with me:
“Every day is another chance to change your life.”
When we are given advice about writing, it is to just write. I need to do the same with healthier living – just do it – one day at a time. I aim to record my food intake and move more. Here’s to new beginnings – one day at a time.