Fun in the Utah Sun
I have a pretty bad fear of heights, and I have sun poisoning. However with a little planning, and some help from a friend I was able to go hiking in Utah. It was a lot of fun, and the scenery was beautiful.
I had some great conversation with my guide Elikgiute from the Travel Gluten Free Podcast. I asked the question,
“If someone was making a movie of your life, what would this time in your life be called? for me I had a childhood, Jr High was awful. Then I had the 20's and alcohol. I had the 30s being a musician, and being married. My forties were marriage #2. Now that I'm in my fifites I've had some great experiences, but when I looked around some of my actions seem to indicate that I may be roping myself off from life and support.
If I don't clean my apartment than people can't come over. If people don't come over I'm more likely to feel alone.
If I take on more and more projects, then I don't have time for family and any kind of support (or in my case exercise and eating right).
So taking a step back and not looking at YOU as a person, but instead trying to take a logical look at your actions you might say “those are not the steps that will lead to me achieving my goal.”
No More Shenanigans
So I used to:
Go to the gym
Plan my meals
Have a daily accountability partner
Drink 80 oz of water
Get 7 hours of sleep
ONE AT A TIME
So for me, instead of trying to do all of these, I'm going to start with meal planning. You will see I've already planned tomorrow's meals, and I'm under my calories. With this in mind, I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow.
When do you the wrong thing, while we can't be perfect 100% of the time, we do need to realize that we are practicing doing the wrong things (and we can get pretty good at it if we don't step back and realize what we are doing.
In Utah, I took a funny picture of me that makes it look like I'm holding up a boulder. This is a profile shot and I look about six months pregnant. This is my new inspiration and that picture is going on the fridge. Not to shame me, and make me feel bad, but to remind me when I don't control myself, bad things happen.
I Never Thought I Would Hike in Utah
The idea of going hiking in the desert seemed like a “no way Hosea” situation. With a little help from my friend, I pulled it off. Even though we had no idea how to do it, we agreed to be “Accountability Partners” and set up a weekly phone call. Already I feel the motivation to inspire, and not let someone down. I also don't want to let myself down. I hope this feeling stays.