Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tomorrow never Comes

Tomorrow….doesn’t that sound like a wonderful promise?  Tomorrow is the day!  Tomorrow is the time!  I will start it tomorrow!  Just a little bit right now…but tomorrow I’ll be good!    I can go on and on and on with how many ‘tomorrow promises’ I have vowed through the years on this quest to be healthy.   Over and over and over!   But tomorrow will NEVER come with that mentality.  I will never with the war against my weight and my flagging fitness levels if I always vow that ‘tomorrow’ is the time. 


I have been doing the ‘tomorrow’ thing an awful lot over the last few days.  I have been doing it WAY too much actually.  “I will just eat one strawberry Twinkie tonight because tomorrow there will be no strawberry Twinkie to pass my lips!” I said that on Sunday night and I really meant it!    I also said something very similar on Monday night!   I meant it on Monday night too!   Tuesday night?   I said it with a bit more confidence!  Oh don’t get too excited.  I only had more confidence because of the fact that the box of Twinkies was getting more and more empty!  I knew that there was a chance that there wouldn’t be any more the next night!   But even so…..On Tuesday night I vowed, “No splurges on Wednesday….or for the rest of the week!”


(As a side note...I have tracked every Twinkie though and with the exception of a splurge day here and there remain within my caloric goals!)


Tomorrow……I have been vowing to start my fitness regime…. I’ll just start it tomorrow!    I have made some efforts on the weekend….when it’s easy!   But the hard part of actually going out to do something after an 11 hour work day (when I add in the commute I am gone from my house almost exactly 11 hours).  I vow that tomorrow…or next week, things are going to change.  But tomorrow never comes.

This has to change.  Tomorrow has to arrive.  All of those promises that I make in earnest have to become reality.    If I want to change, I have to make the changes in my thinking…..I need to keep my promises that I make to myself.  I need to simply DO IT!


So ironically, I started to write this post and literally when I completed the first paragraph, I received the daily quote from my manager.   It couldn’t have come at a better time…because it talks about the yesterday’s and todays.   It is perfect for me…..I can’t worry about the false promises I have made in the past.  I can’t even dwell on the victories I had this weekend…or last week.  I have to focus on TODAY.  Not yesterday….not tomorrow!   So,  are you ready for the quote?




9 comments:

Sarah said...

Great quote.

About self promises..... I ask myself, "Would I break a promise to my husband? Would I forsake the vows I have made to him?" The answer is no, I would not. So, why do I break promises to myself? I am just as important to me as he is. It has helped me start keeping my self promises and so far this week I have walked 3 miles every day!

mxtodis123 said...

Tomorrow. That's a big one with me. My doctor referred me to an ENT because of the ringing in my ears and it has taken me almost two weeks to call to set an appointment. Every day it was 'tomorrow I will call'. It's the same with my weight loss regiment. "Tomorrow I'll start" Seems like tomorrow is a long time coming.

TheAgonyOfBeingFat said...

Yeah, girl. I've been talking about tomorrow for 13 years now.

Angel said...

Been there done that myself especially a lot lately. ((((((((((((MaryFran)))))))) If I knew the sure solution I would share it.

MaryFran said...

Oh my...that is a really good point!!!

MaryFran said...

Very long!!!

MaryFran said...

Then it’s time that you and I both make TODAY the day!!!

MaryFran said...

I like Sarah’s idea that we don’t break promises to our spouses and friends...so why break them to ourselves!!!

Sweat and Sparkle! said...

I have said "tomorrow" for years now. It's sad how much time I have let drift by and not be at my goal yet.