Frankly, I was hoping for an excuse to show this little cutie, so here it is. :)
But our goals do hide sometimes, eh? They get behind the chair or, more likely, behind the ice cream pint or the plate of french fries or pick your poison, whatever it is, and they required some moving and reshuffling and when we look up they are further away and we are left wondering just what the hell happened.
And we get distracted, as we see the neon lights of complacency and just plain old hanging around. I gotta say, it's been hot as blazes again, and so just hanging around looks awfully good. Sometimes that's one of the few options, when it's really brutal out there.
But with that hanging around and not exercising so much has to, hand in hand, come the corollary - eat less.
But it's oh, so easy to ignore that part of things, and so hanging around also turns into more of a festival of eating. We're bored. We're at home. We're sedentary.
It's so ... easy.
But it's a seductive lie.
It strips us of our purpose and diminishes our efforts.
I say, fight complacency back, and kick it in the keister.
This heat has been brutal, but the mornings aren't so bad, and neither are the evenings. So walk then. Or go to a mall and walk. Or a gym. Or head to a cooler spot - perhaps a local beach or lake? Swimming is fantastic, and walking on sand can be quite the workout as you fight sinking.
Just, don't let it block your view of what's important.