One Step at a Time
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The "Aha" moment of the day came after what I originally thought was a meager 1st week weight loss. Harsh words echoed in my head, "it's only 1.5 pounds, I can lose that in an hour! Get moving, you used to put in over 200 miles in a week on a bike AND work out at the gym!"
BUT THEN...after reading the fitness motivation piece for this week, I remembered, our journey, our race, starts with "one small step at a time."
I'm not training for competitions anymore and the "miracle of menopause" is starting so the fact is...the body chemistry is changing. YAHOO! But you know...anyone who has every achieved even the smallest success, whether it's a good grade on a paper, winning an award or a competition will tell you, they didn't just roll out of bed and "Poof, it happened." It took HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND BELIEVING YOU CAN DO IT!
I'm going to challenge myself just a little this next week. Work out one extra day, park a little further away and throw in stairs, change an eating habit. It may take time, there may be weeks when I want to hurl the scale into the river, but I know that success is on the horizon!
Who knows, I may start competing again!