Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Motivation and a Cold Swim

"You may delay, but time will not."  - Ben Franklin

No matter how much I put off eating right or exercising, time is going to keep moving forward.  When I hit 250, I told myself that was the heaviest I would ever get.  Then again at 270.  As I edged toward 300, I swore that was a line I'd never cross.  Then I crossed it to the tune of over 13 pounds.  I lost a little weight, but started gaining it back after I got married. 

If you haven't started yet, the time is now.  We only have so long on this planet, let's spend it doing something productive.  Stop making excuses and start doing.

"Do or do not.  There is no try." - Yoda

I'm considering doing a polar bear swim to help raise money for the Special Olympics.  It would be on March 6th in Minneapolis.  For those in the area, would anyone be interested in going with me?  I know it sounds pretty crazy, but it would be for a good cause and life's to short not to do crazy stuff like this.


  1. Do or Do Not. There is no try.

    Love that quote. Forgot about that. I was on the scale and it was down today. So that is good. I just have been struggling with the how long I should exercise. 30 min? 90 min? I know, as much as you can, but 90 min is something I would have to work up towards...

    Good luck on the swim. I live in MN and I moved year two years ago now. I am still not used to the cold. My nose hair froze on the way in today!


    My weight loss journey has begun...

  2. I don't like that "do not" option. How about "just do it." Hey, that's got a nice ring to it!

  3. what's the polar bear swim? I want to do a 5K at como park/zoo in May. But I could possibly jump into a freezing cold lake in March with you!

    My workout club loves you! My best friend Rachel reads your blog but never comments on it. But she reads it and is amazed by you too!

  4. Love it. I think that's a great idea, and it's for a really good cause.