Saturday, April 7, 2012

Distractions and Life

Okay, well it's been awhile, and I apologize. Part of it, is that I've been sick, and honestly I'm not 100% quite yet. The other reason I've neglected this blog a bit is that this month is National Poetry Month, and for the past few years I've participated in a "Poem a Day" challenge presented by Robert Lee Brewer on his website "Poetic Asides".  My writing and posting tends to get focused mainly on my poetry and all other writing falls by the wayside.  However, seeing that now, I have to make up for time lost while I was sick, I felt like I should post something here, if for nothing else, to get my bootie up and going again.
Exercising and keeping healthy is difficult for anyone I think. Aside from those people lucky enough to have made it a lifestyle from...birth, most of us have to make a conscience decision to eat right, work out and make other healthy choices. I think the hard thing for me is that I feel like I never get ahead. Just when I get motivated and start some sort of program, something happens to gum it all up. Some event, illness, or unexpected situation seems to derail me. Then I have to brush myself off, and start all over again. Does this mean I should throw in the towel? Nah. You see, one thing I have discovered, is that although sometimes I feel like I'm running in place, at least I'm no longer falling backward.  So there's my inspiration. I'm better off than when I started. So now, after being sick this time, I'm not starting over at the beginning-beginning, but at a new starting point. This works for me. It may take a long time, but eventually, tomorrow will be a much better day.
Until later...

Caren E. Salas