Sickness: Our Little Test?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

In Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover" he says something to the effect that when you start aggressively paying down your debt, some kind of emergency is going to happen. He said it's like God is testing you to see if you're really serious. For us that already happened. A year before reading the book, I had made the plan to get out of debt. I made spread sheets to track our progress and everything. Well I couldn't even get it started. My husband lost his job a week after. He was out of work for two months and we ended up moving to Nebraska (1000 miles, on our dime) and almost a year later I read Dave Ramsey's book and then a week later we totalled our van. I think Dave Ramsey was on to something there.

It's kind of how I feel with sickness and weight loss. Through SparkPeople it seems that a lot of people get sick toward the beginning. I'm in my 5th week now and I'm sick. I don't really have the energy to exercise. And although I can still eat healthy while I'm sick, it's the combination of the two that keeps my mind focused on my goals. For me, if I eat healthy, but don't exercise I'm never going to reach my goals. What's the saying? It takes a few weeks to create a habit, but only 3 days to break it. ??? So in a way it seems like it's my own little test. To see if I'm really serious about getting healthy and losing weight. Let's hope that my good habits that I've formed the past couple of weeks isn't ruined by a few days of being sick.
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    Sick is no fun ... unless you can set all your responsibilities aside, get comfortable, and rest. You can scale down your exercise, but still do it to 'work out' your commitment to exercising. There's the left index finger wiggle, the right toe press, and let's not forget the kleenex lift! (And if you want to work your chest muscles, try coughing and sneezing for 24 hours.)

    Hope you feel better soon! emoticon
    2586 days ago
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