Just Walk Away
Yes, I know I disappeared again. Unlike my last promise, it will NOT happen again. I am committed to this blog and to the continued mission of raising grandchildren. I will write here even if I am the only one to ever read it. How does the title, Just Walk Away, support this statement? Let me explain.
I have decided to walk away from several things in my life. Those include discouragement, stress, obesity and people who are toxic. I am in an exercise program called Walk Away the Pounds by a lovely lady named Leslie Sansone. She has greatly encouraged me though I have never met her. Visit her website or YouTube channel to access her videos. I am resolved not to be fat, let’s be honest, obese, any longer so I am walking away from being unhealthy and toward the woman I want to be. I look in the mirror and become even more depressed because I do not recognize the face looking back at me.
For seven weeks now, I have not missed a day of exercise. Some days the workout has been more or less strenuous, but I am indeed building a routine and habit that will enable me to meet my goals.
I am also walking away from being an observer and toward active participation in life. My Recycled son is in Civil Air Patrol and loving it. He plans to remain until he ages out. With that in mind, I signed up as a Senior Member so I can chaperone, be of moral support, a mentor, etc. It caused a chain reaction which resulted in this weight loss plan. All this walking away and walking toward has me feeling more like myself than I have in years. I ask YOU, Recycled Moms what can you walk away from that will allow greater joy in your own life?
Let go of whatever binds you. Grab onto some new thing that will open doors that lead to positive life paths for you and your own Recycled children. Challenge yourself and relax at the same time. All this will draw your Recycled Family closer together. To see pride on those young faces we adore, pride of their own accomplishments and pride for us, is an awesome reward.
Resolve to walk away and walk toward whatever is in your personal life. When that stranger in the mirror tries to peer out, smile at her and let your new-found strength push her away. Only then will we be strong enough to care for these children who have been placed in our care. WE must be physically, mentally and spiritually healthy, so we can raise our Recycled kids to be the same when they are adults.
“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7