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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
    Oh...I did take photos - posted 'em on Facebook though. This link should take you there: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a

    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

    3112 days ago
    Too bad you didn't take your camera and take some pictures to share...sounds beautiful.
    3112 days ago
    Too bad you didn't take your camera and take some pictures to share...sounds beautiful.
    3112 days ago
  • LISAMG1220
    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
    3113 days ago
    Welcome back!
    3113 days ago
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