Tonight I had planned on writing all about my exciting trip to IKEA to downsize some of my bulkier furniture in an effort to make more space before the littlest man starts to crawl! (Ill have to write about that next time)
Instead I find myself motivated by a post that Jen from Lovely Living wrote this evening and she thought it was crazy to be blogging at 11:15.. it must be insane to be blogging at quart to 2! However, her blog post was discussing the recent sad events that the King family have faced with the recent passing of both Lisa King's son and husband.. I read of this story last week myself, and whilst I don't know this family personally, I have in the past read their blog and it bought up a lot of emotion, over the big 'What If's?' in life.. What If we aren't here tomorrow? it's a thought I would really not rather bear, however, when faced with other's stories such as these, it is a real possibility for any one of us and that is scary..
Jen's post focused on one's own accountability for one's health, how very true.. I too in the past have put little focus on my health.. overweight for the past 8 years to varying degree's, i'm at my heaviest now since the birth of Charlie and for the past 6 months although uncomfortable I haven't really done anything about the weight creeping up.. I find it easier to blame my PCOS, more recent sedentary lifestyle and fact that I am extremely 'time poor' of late juggling the 5 kids, house, work etc.. than actually facing up to the fact that I NEED to do something pro-active about it.
My friend emailed me the other day, she signed up for the Channel 10's '1 Million Kilo Challenge' she added me to her 'team' (although I honestly never got the email) however, I was like 'Yeah right, lets put that one on the back burner like I have time for that...' in hindsight, how terrible.. how can one not have time for one's own health??
I don't think it is all to do with weight loss though, I must say.. I think to have a healthy life you have to be healthy in every single way.. mentally, spiritually, physically so working on all of those aspects of my life are going to also be on my agenda. And not just for myself, but for my Husband too, because if I feel like I have no time, I guarantee he must feel like he doesn't have a nano-second to spare, but we need to make the time.. for the sake of our family and of course for ourselves.
I think its terrible that it often takes somebody else's loss to motivate many and inspire many to do the right thing.. because it really is so hard to knowing the 'What If' can happen as it clearly did in this instance, I guess all of us who are now motivated to change are fortunate that we can learn from this and do something about it.. then stories that are told, such as Lisa King's are not in vain..
As all my blog readers are my witness, this is a turning point for me..