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?