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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.
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    Persistence wins the war. Listen to your body. I would be thrilled to be doing half of what you're doing. And if you keep up most of it, there is no way you can't succeed. Looking at your weight loss, that's obviously the case.

    2835 days ago
    Wow what a wonderful revelation! Keep up the good work. I know you will make it! emoticon
    2835 days ago
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