Okay, that’s not actually true. I have cared. I’ve cared an awful lot. Just not about making good choices where my health and fitness are concerned.
I’ve cared about my family. I’ve cared about getting my daughter ready for college. I’ve cared about my business. I’ve cared about my personal development.
But not about making healthy choices.
(Or at least now as in the new now.)
Now is the new black.
I do care about my health. I do care about my fitness. I started to put my money where my mouth was last week with a concerted effort to get out and walk every day. I strapped on my FitBit every morning and made sure things happened that were related to moving more. I logged steps. Every day.
I’d wake up and make sure I hit 1,000 steps before sitting down to check my email. Every time I got up to do anything, I made a deal with myself that I had to log another 500 before I could return to my desk. I watched Netflix on the treadmill. I walked around the lake by my house.
I made an effort and realized that, “Oh yeah… this again.” This means making good choices, consciously, and as often as I can.
It’s time to care about this. I feel like as school begins, it’s yet another new era to first adjust to, and then respond to. Like an adult. Like I actually know how to do.
Yes, there’s a lot of emotional shit going on right now, what with my first-born daughter now safely settled at her new home for the next nine months and all that it entails.
But it’s time for me to start doing what is needed.
Yes it takes effort. Yes it’s complicated at times.
But now is as good a time as any, don’t you think?