Today is Slice of Life Tuesday – the weekly writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”. I have been absent for some time from taking part, and have really missed this wonderful community of teachers/writers. Time to rejoin!
Today is the first day of school. A new start for so many.
After 13 years as a student, 4 years at university and over 30 years as a teacher, the day after Labour Day was always a start of a new year and a time for renewal. This day still resonates as a fresh new start, even though I have been retired for four years.
I thought it a perfect time to start fresh on getting healthy. I needed to make changes and John C. Maxwell said it so well:
“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
It goes without saying then “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
It comes down to changing my ingrained habits – habits that have resulted in an unhealthy lifestyle.
I need to add daily exercise, more fruit and vegetables and more water. It means eating less bread and treats.
I’ve had enough. I need to lose weight, improve my flexibility. I want to write and create daily.
So for the next 100 days, I plan to:
~walk 10,000 steps daily and find other ways to exercise and move
~shake up my eating habits
~write daily, even if it’s only 55 words
~create art daily
~have more fun, get together with friends more often