Staying on TrackPosted: August 28, 2014 | |
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
It is easy to start something and not so easy to keep at it. Often something happens that breaks your stride and you fall off. You move from feeling successful to feeling like a failure and then give up.
What if when something happens, whatever it is, it becomes a ‘wake up’ to transition?
That is what is happening to me. In this instance, I have blogged daily about my progress to health and weight loss since July 30th.
The first several days were in a word document and then posted on August 8th.
It has been over a month now and I hit my bump in the road.
I was doing well when I had the oral surgery and was on hydrocodone. I weaned myself as soon as I could because as a chemical dependency counselor (and a woman of many hats!) I knew the risk for dependency. It has been the last couple days that I realized how much pain I was really having.
This shifted my high motivation to blog and exercise, but it also solidified that any change in my life (and yours) is not an ‘either/or’ process, but just that, a process.
The two ways I have motivated my experience have been 1) hiring a trainer (Luke) and 2) blogging my experience.
Truly, with this downward shift in my energy level and upward shift in my pain level, I am so grateful I had these who checks in place!
I have given myself a couple days to rest and took this week off from the gym. Nevertheless, I am still on track, feeling stronger (in body) and I am losing weight!
My blogging has given me the impetus toward my goals and kept me on my path. Already on course, my transition now is to blog once or more a week and focus on sharing the gems. I will increase the time I spend moving, whether it be walking, dancing, gardening, or having fun with Luke at the gym!
Thanks for reading and keeping me accountable!