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Bushwalking to find a little motivation

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The weather was beautiful today and so I took myself and my dog out for a bushwalk for a couple of hours through the Molonglo Gorge. It's a very dry kind of terrain, despite there being a river at the bottom (or the remains of one after a decade-long drought), and it's hardly spectacular. The environment I was in, and the fact that I've been so flat and unmotivated caused me to pause and think about where I'm at, where I was (in terms of motivation and fitness) and where I want to be in the future.

As I looked up at the top of the gorge I couldn't imagine myself being able to climb to those heights, and yet one step at a time, sometimes scrambling up rocks along the path, I did it. It was a nice kind of metaphor for my fitness, health and weight-loss. It's just one step at a time, and that's the only way to get there.

On a positive note, it occurred to me that considering that I lost 11kg, and over 12 months only put 7kg back on, I came out ahead, right? I might still be in the obese zone with plenty of work ahead, but not all is lost.

Hello Spark People! I think I'm back!

  
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946300 8/15/2009 6:15PM

    Oh...I did take photos - posted 'em on Facebook though. This link should take you there: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a
id=140618&id=719588311&l=5da217
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If not, look me up and add me as a friend - my name is Gabrielle Penn and I live in Australia. Just mention Spark Ppl so that I know!

If you want to see some great photos of Aussie Wildflowers, I have about 60 photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a
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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 8/15/2009 5:49PM

    Too bad you didn't take your camera and take some pictures to share...sounds beautiful.

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 8/15/2009 5:49PM

    Too bad you didn't take your camera and take some pictures to share...sounds beautiful.

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LISAMG1220 8/15/2009 10:37AM

    See I knew you had it in you! This is not a race to see how fast you can lose, just little changes make a difference. This site is the most wonderful addition to my journey I just did not realize it until I actually embraced it and used it for all it had to offer. Thanks for adding me and if ever you need to vent let me know. You have a friend here in the Bluegrass state (Kentucky)!! Glad to see you added Botzzz isn't he an inspiration? Okay signing off for now. Take care of you and remember I am here! Hugs-Lisa

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WAHZOE 8/15/2009 6:56AM

  Welcome back!

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