Tomi writes regularly over at Think, Write, Inspire. This post was originally featured there.
One of my new year’s resolutions is to feel fit and light. Thinking back, the best I’ve ever felt was during the summer before my junior year in high school. I had a good friend who lived by a large lake and we would run (her) and bike (me!) around it. It was seven miles around. So you see why I chose to ride and not run. We would swim and lay out on the beach. It was the summer before I was seventeen. I had a car, a job, and lots of freedom. I was 5′ 7″ and weighed 127-132 pounds. I wore a bikini without any thought of being self-conscious.
I don’t plan to get down to that weight. I don’t think I would even want to, or could, for that matter. I still like two piece swimsuits, but I am not sure they like me. But, I was thinking a helpful way to accomplish this goal of feeling fit and light might be to make a list of all the things I like to do other than eating.
- Exercise (ride my bike, walk/run, swim. dance, do yoga, etc.)
- Spend time with my dogs
- Read something good
- Talk to a good friend on the phone
- Take a bath
- Watch a movie or show
- Observe nature
- Hang out with my husband
- Hang out with my children
- Play scrabble on my iPad
- Take a hike
- Shop for something special
- Take a drive
- Visit with a friend in person
- Go to sporting events
- Surf the net
- Declutter anything in my life
- Organize things in my life
- Hang out at a beach
- Water my plants, bushes, and trees
- Create something
- Watch a sunrise or sunset
- Call my mom
I’m sure there are many more things I can come up with. I enjoying eating, so of course I will continue doing that; however, being active will help keep me feeling better in my body. What are some things you enjoy doing that keep you active?