Keeping the long view.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I have been reading some interesting and challenging blogs. I find that most of us have more in common than differences. Yesterday I was unable to get to the gym but I hope to get back today--I am finishing up the last week of the classes I am teaching, thus lots of grading to do, but I still find time to do some of the exercise I want to do.
Yesterday evening after a torrential rain earlier in the day the sun came out and I decided to walk through our fields again. The air smelled so fresh and clean after the rain and it was much cooler than previous days. I am gradually getting used to my new shoes, but because of the muscles they affect I having to go very slow in my walking. I did get in 15 minutes of maximum heart rate walking and was glad for that. Today was my official weigh-in day--no earthshaking news there, but I did lose 1.8 lbs making my total for the 5% challenge 11 lbs.
What I am finding through the entire SP experience is the importance of keeping a "long view." Todays defeats or so-so results do not affect what we are doing long-term. I love to look at my weight loss progress chart and see that I am staying on track to reach my 100 lb goal by February, 2011. I also love to see my fitness minutes increasing over time and how much better I am feeling.
If you are discouraged by anything at all--try to keep the "long view" in mind and I think it will motivate you to press on.