Momercise: Autumn Surprise

I had every intention of titling this blog “Steady as She Goes.” The blog was going to be a generic message about not giving up and inspirational anecdotes. It was going to be my way of not sharing anything specific so as not to destroy any credibility, (if I have any at all). So here is the truth: My goals are not anywhere near completion. “SHE” has definitely not been steady since my last post. The calorie-filled holiday season is on the horizon, so the “why bother?” thoughts are looming. I am so ready to surrender to the joy of concealing my body under sweatshirts and lean into the seductive whispers of procrastination. I still have a positive note to share, though. Don’t worry, I won’t bombard you with “Accentuate the Positive clichés and the long list of ways Mom Life has kept me from exercising. This week I was given a 15 lb turkey as a gift from the in-laws. I never knew how to cook a turkey, so I quickly texted my mom for help. The task was so daunting in my head, believe me, I considered just begging my mother to take it and save it for Thanksgiving. To my surprise, it was way easier than the hyperbolic turkey wrestling match in my head. It dawned on me, that this new challenge was something positive to inspire me on a mental standpoint, even if my physical goals are still lacking. And what’s even more rewarding, is that it really impressed and elated my husband. He brought leftovers to work and has informed me that he will brag and brag and brag. Sure, turkey, mashed potatoes and fried okra…not the best meal if you’re trying to be healthy, but at least I can now stare Thanksgiving in the face and say…”I can help with the turkey. Let’s do this!” A goal is a goal, even if it’s one you didn’t know you had.

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