I have been getting frustrated with this lack of weight loss. Mostly because I am human, I am envious when I see others saying how many pounds they lost this week while I am still at the exact same weight and I know I am doing everything right.
I never question is this worth it because I have proved to myself it most definitely is. My body is telling me so. I can easily walk a 4 MILE power walk daily. I know that to be true because I not only do it I enjoy it and I miss it if I do not.
I used to exercise sporadically and had sore muscles. Now I do it so often I have very little pain in my back or my joints and I take no medications. In fact if I am feeling in the least bit stressed or unhappy anything that is not just fine it is time for a walk. It used to be I would sit and read or watch TV, that never worked I am too impatient but I never thought about taking a hike.
I grew up walking many miles in a day later I had to bicycle miles to school.
Somewhere along my life’s journey we bought a car so I sat to get everywhere it was so much faster but over the years walking was almost forgotten and at times it was done reluctantly with only the thought of getting to my destination as quickly as possible.
Walking with so many thoughts in my mind I would barely see or hear anything. I was walking with a closed mind but that mind was in high gear all the time I never though to look around me. I rarely looked at the sky or the buildings in our town with wall to wall buildings and very few green spaces.
Thinking about the car made me realize our attitude towards the vehicles is: they must be well maintained, given the best gas and oil and never should be stand idling too long.
If they are left for a while someone will point out the car needs to be driven otherwise it will become sluggish or even seize up or it might not even start so we must call the repair man.
THINK ABOUT THAT!
Just may be if I start treating my body as well as my car, I will more frequently be happy with my own personal maintenance.
I need to be and stay well maintained, the right food and the right lubrication.
I will not stand idling away my time I will use my time wisely so all of my energy is used for positive thoughts and actionsand fun.
Actions Speak louder than words so I will try to plan better to use my idling time better. Even if it is to switch off and sit in the sun, or stand in the rain or allow someone else to see me as a polished automobile. How cool is that thought?.
We often think about the car as the absolute necessity. Our City has very little public transportation so we rely on our car to enable us to go places.
Our bodies should be our absolute necessity instead. I envied others losing their weight but that is not nearly as important as improving my health.
Health improvements are so much less obvious to others, they are rarely visible to others so sometimes they do not feel like major accomplishments’ to us.
We must prioritize those thoughts. Those thoughts are not just for the older people in our lives. Younger people and parents must prioritize their health and the health of their children.
Maintenance and quality fuel, along with a good body image from within will keep their vehicle in Tiptop shape for a lifetime of good traveling, without the car.
TO GET THERE WE HAVE TO BE,
Committed, persistent, motivated and determined.
That is what I strive to be.
When it becomes FRUSTRATING, IMPATIENT, ANNOYING and TIME CONSUMING and it does much too often some days alas. We have to step back and rationalize in order to rethink our journey. Maybe the goal was too mighty. Make it smaller it is still a goal.
My new goal should be no weight gain. It appears right now my body is happier than where my mind is.
I have to work on getting them together, on the same page. I can do it!
I just need more PATIENCE and RELAXATION. I need to be SHARING ENJOYMENT and interacting with family and friends more than I have been doing lately.
Now that winter is almost over that will be so much easier AND THEN I CAN BE THE BEST I CAN BE.
JUST BECAUSE I KNOW I AM WORTH IT !!!
This healthy lifestyle has to take precedent so we must try to enjoy it as much as we can, then we will truly be able to embrace it.
That way will be able to rely on it more than the car.!!!!