Every day I make choices. Even if someone else is choosing and I go along with it, a choice is made. My lack of a choice or failure to make a choice is still a choice.
I don’t recall when I first started using the hashtag #TodayIChoose but it so accurately fits my journey. I am focused on making choices that improve my health, strengthen my faith and my body so that I am ready and able if and when I am needed to serve, in whatever capacity that may be.
Faith, Fitness, and Food. That’s my focus and pretty much in that order these days. I’m on a journey to reshape my life. My favorite hashtags these days, #TodayIChoose #ABetterMe and #ToBeFitToServe
Faith: I’m a born again Christian. A Jesus-loving, song-singing, Bible-reading woman who has been through several hells of her own making before finding her way back to the One who never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me (to quote the song). I love to sing. I read my Bible almost every morning as it sets the tone for the day. I ask a lot of questions and I think way more than I ask out loud.
Fitness: On November 24, 2014 I walked on my new-to-me treadmill. 20 minutes .66 miles. I was exhausted! Since then, I’ve logged over 300 miles and walked in my first 5K. I’ve hiked in two different state parks, for a total of 10 rugged miles. I’m doing intervals now and hitting just over a 15 mi/min pace pretty consistently. This summer I’ll be adding canoeing and kayaking to the list of things, as well. I have a long way to go, but my motivation is high and I know I’ll make my goal. Slow and stead wins the race…
Food: I’m a fairly decent cook. And I can bake pretty well too. Even though my lifestyle has changed a LOT, I still take time to prepare meals for myself (cooking for 1 can be a challenge) that are healthy and appetizing. To me: recipes are a suggestion, a starting point. I’ve created meals based off of a picture (my first chicken curry) and I’ve even recreated a bread based off an ingredients list (from Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino). Warning: I’m one of those people who posts pictures of their meal. On a positive note, I also share recipes.
Beyond these things, you’ll also meet my cat Skittle, hear about my job at the winery, and possibly read some of my more creative writing pieces: poems, prose, and short stories. All in good time…