“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful." -Michael Josephson
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks. We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects. One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.” -Jillian Michaels
Dawn, I'm afraid I haven't been taking care of myself too well - I've gained 7 pounds in the past 6 weeks. I'm determined, starting yesterday, to turn this around though. I was eating too much junk food on the run and I was feeling miserable. I'm now trying to do more cooking and eat healthier. I never stopped the fitness - I just started eating poorly.
How about you? In all the ups and downs, how have you been taking care of yourself?
Hi, Dawn. Well if things couldn't get worse, my wife has been in the hospital the past 8 days with a serious internal infection (Peritonitis). If that wasn't bad enough, the particular strain is a serious antibiotic-resistant strain that has to be treated by an Infectious Disease doctor. She is improving, but they expect her to be in the hospital for another week. We're trying to get the doctors to let her go by this coming weekend since it is her birthday on Saturday and relatives from all over Texas plan to come.