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Embracing the Dance in a Storm


Sunday, July 01, 2012

A friend of mine posted on FB a quote that I read this morning, I couldn't help but feel how appropriate.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,
its about learning how to dance in the rain.
~ Unknown

Though the only thing I have done differently during the month of June was drink much more water, I slowly am gaining weight. A pound a week. I knew there was always a deep reasoning why I never would award myself that next 10 pound increment of loss until I was successfully 5 pounds into that mark. In this case we are talking about me having lost 60 pounds thus far. Nope, now that I am writing this I did do something else different, I bought a used stationary rower and I did that for 30 mins on the days I didn't walk...

Well to get to why I mention the quote;
to me the storm refers to my weight and it's gain. I know I am doing things right but it's extremely disappointing to see a gain, any gain whether it's a pound, 4 pounds or even 4 ounces. emoticon
to me dancing in the rain refers to embracing the accomplishments that I know I have achieved. Sure I won't post the 60 pound award, but you know what? I didn't quit. I haven't given up and I won't quit. I won't give up. emoticon

I hope that those of you who read this blog can understand your individual storms and learn to dance to that which pours from it. Embrace your accomplishments and achievements but never lose yourself in what makes you stand out. Another storm may come and we will all have to learn a new dance. emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JIMIPAGE29 7/14/2012 10:31PM

    I enjoy a dance in a warm rain, but you can have those hurricanes.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/3/2012 1:09PM

    Love that quote!

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CYNTHIAHOARD 7/2/2012 11:03AM

    Yep, your blog is inspirational and makes me thankful that I haven't gained. I am hovering within a 4 pound range which is where I have been for some time. I have not kept up with my 3.5 mile walk, only 1/5 or 2, but I am trying to tell myself that at least I am doing SOMETHING! I agree that dancing in the rain is essential, but sometimes easy to forget. Bless you as you continue on your journey. You have indeed accomplished a lot and your leadership in Walk 1000 miles is yet another accomplishment. Cindy

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DAISY443 7/2/2012 10:15AM

    Let's all dance in the rain! Mostly, though, I go camping in the rain--does that count?
I'm glad you are not losing your motivation, but remember that the health benefits of your lifestyle are worth all the hard work.

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MAKINANIMPACT 7/1/2012 10:20PM

    I love the quote and yes it does fall into life skills! Keep the chin up and life will continue to be uplifting!

Take care and keep smiling throughout your continued successes!

Kelly

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ONUTHIN125 7/1/2012 8:33PM

    emoticon blog and wonderful quote! You really do have the gift of inspiration. I have not lost a single pound in months. I am Sparking On and not giving up. I just told my hubby this morning that I think the water, exercise and heat are holding my weight loss hostage. Then I thought about what I said to him-I feel great-my clothes are no longer a tight fit-I am eating healthy. Why is that scale number so important to us??? The scales are no longer going to be my barometer of how I am doing. Thanks for the insight-it is really what I needed today. Spark On my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLESSEDBEING 7/1/2012 12:56PM

    emoticon for the quote and the perspective. I know it took me 3 full months to lose lose the final 5 pounds to reach my first weight goal--65 pounds from 215 to 150 over about 20 months. Now that I'm aiming at a healthy BMI, and since I only move my weight tracker in full pounds, I wasn't able to budge my tracker for all of June, but today suddenly down 2!

It's very smart not to get caught up in the numbers, and certainly not to let them control our emotions or detract from our sense of pride and purpose. By focusing on cultivating healthy habits in all areas--nurturing the spirit and exercising the mind along with the body--we will truly enjoy success.

Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 7/1/2012 9:50AM

    Awesome quote! Awesome way to embrace life! Many kudos to you! I am not sure why the weight gain, part of it I do know is from building muscle. The rowing machine is working muscles that you haven't used in a very long time. When I started this journey I was so frustrated from not losing and everyone saying that I was building muscle, but it was true. I appreciate your positive outlook!

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PLAYBLUES22 7/1/2012 7:00AM

    Sweetie your blog hit me hard, I have such a hard time losing weight due mostly to my medication. I have seen the change in my face and how my clothes fit but it is not enough

Being 63 it is hard because your body does not work like it use to and I don't want to go around looking like an ole' Grandmama . I don't quit i keep going I just wish I could do better emoticon

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