Life is a journey, not just a destination
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I've been doing some soul searching this weekend and have realized that I have been trying to rush and push myself to lose weight and get healthy RIGHT NOW. The reason for this is because I am so motivated, which is definitely a good thing. The challenge with this is that my mind and emotions need a chance to catch up as well as my body. I have sustained an injury in my right wrist/arm, which I believe might be tendonitis and/or possibly carpal tunnel, neither of which I want.
I have decided that I want to enjoy my journey and remain injury free and by doing this, I will still reach my destination. I completely understand that there will be so called bus stops along the way, good or bad, that might hinder or excel my effort and growth. When these stops occur I plan for them to be short and need to get right back on the bus to continue on my journey.
At this point I choose to continue to do what I have set out to do, which is exercise 5 to 6 days a week, stay within my calorie goal and drink water, lots and lots of water. I still plan to utilize a personal trainer, however I may need to cut back to 1 time per week in the coming months. I would really prefer 2 times a week but I need to see where my finances are.
I love the way my body is feeling right now. I'm feeling confident and hopeful. I ran errands today, that in the past would have wiped me out physically and I would have been perspiring all the way. Instead I felt light on my feet with a spring in my step, and my posture was good and my head was held high. I received many glances in my direction today, but today I did not think they were looking at me because of my fat and size, I believe they saw my self confidence and good self esteem. I wasn't even wearing makeup and this handsome man gave me a double take and a smile.