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Overcoming obstacles

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This week on my Harry Potter team challenge, one of the ways to earn points is by writing a blog addressing the following topic:

What's something you're having to overcome in your journey? How are you handling this on your own terms?

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of time by scheduling workouts around my family's schedules. It is difficult at times but I try to incorporate their schedules into my workouts (for example, after dropping off my older daughter at a class, I can jog back home rather than walk).

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of a bad back. I haven't been able to run in months and every time I try I end up aggravating my injury. But I am still forcing myself to get lots of walking in. And I know I will be able to run again some day.

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of alcohol. When alcohol is in my life on a regular basis, I drink more than a normal amount and in turn eat more than a normal amount because the alcohol clouds my judgments and confuses both my mind and body. I think I am handling this better as time passes, although I still occasionally treat myself at a party or nice meal out. I recognize that I have a hard time with the whole moderation thing and therefore will not allow myself to have it in the house.

There are plenty more obstacles, but these are the major ones!
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ECURTISSA 1/8/2013 11:07AM

  thank you for your honesty and transparency in describing your obstacles.
emoticon emoticon Keep on pushing

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AEROBISAURUS 7/13/2012 6:32PM

    I struggled really bad with alcohol. It actually made everything a bigger struggle than it had to be and it only held me back from moving forward. After I gave that up everything else was cake. :) emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 7/12/2012 3:12PM

    You are ovecoming your obstacles with good planning!
I wish you continued success in overcoming these obstacles!

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SUGARBEACHES 7/12/2012 2:05PM

    I think this was a good thing to blog about. It puts it in black and white so you can see where our problems truely are. Great job on recognizing your issues..

I am going to do the same thing. Writing down in black and white.. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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ALESHAWALKER 7/12/2012 1:51PM

    Sounds like you have your goals in order... I've found I can't do alcholo at all with out throwing everything out the window. Good luck!

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