This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post. I didn’t have a good photo so I figured I would make this my first ever TBT photo. Maternity photo shoot in Volunteer Park, pregnant with Charlie.
And now for the musings.
“I wish I knew then what I know now.” We have all heard that a dozens maybe even hundreds of times. Most of us have probably even said it a few times. It has been said in regards to finances, exercise, nutrition, marriage, parenting, education, and even The Matrix 2 and 3. It makes sense in theory. Looking back, I think if I had started doing CrossFit 10 years ago where would I be now. If I listened to my first lesson about the power of compounding interest in 4th grade and starting saving $5 every week, my retirement fund would look a lot different.
But, if I did know then what I do know now would I do it differently? I know a lot of things right now. Things that would probably change my life for the better on a short, and long term scale. And I am still not doing them. I know I should, but I don’t. So if I did know then, what I do know now, would I even do anything with the information? If I am honest with myself probably not. I still eat too much cake. I don’t floss often enough. I don’t spend enough time on mobility, and I certainly don’t express enough gratitude. So what should we do then? We know we should eat a little better, move a little more, and call people instead of messaging them on Facebook. We know that the work we put in today will pay dividends in the future. We know that if we don’t do it now we will wish we had in five years time. Even more so in 15 years time. So let’s start. Let’s do just one of the things that we should be doing. For me it isn’t exercise. I happen to love that part. For me it is sleep. I don’t sleep enough. But I will. I did last night and the night before. The 5 nights before that were abysmal. But I am going to sleep like my life depended on it. Because it does.
What are you going to do now that you should have done sooner but aren’t going to wait any longer to start?