Keep Moving

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ever notice how obstacles come your way when you've made plans to change your life? June - July were to be my "movement months". My diet has been improving wonderfully and I feel so much healthier with the changes I have made. But I was/am lacking in exercise. I walk regularly and I had planned to add additional exercises. Then I unexpectedly needed surgery in June which limited my exercise to 0 for two weeks, then minimal walking for two (absolutely no core exercises). Now I can increase my walking and can add swimming. But Jeez, just when I was motivated to do more I am doing less than when I began. I will follow the surgeon's orders - don't want to ruin the work that was done, but I am feeling sad. I know I cannot lose weight if I am not exercising. Maybe this is just another lesson in PATIENCE. Something I need to learn - yes that must be it! :)
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  • TUDI4480
    Hang in there. You aren't stepping away from your long term goals. Circumstances intervened and you made the appropriate choices and decisions in the short term so that you CAN get back to the long term. Meanwhile, consider doing some relaxation techniques to add to the nutrition and exercise goals. You've got some time now to build them in and, when you do, this should help improve the dopamine levels (you won't feel so sad) and decrease the cortisol (stress over not doing what you wish you coulda, woulda, shoulda) levels.

    Keep on keeping on. Remember to enjoy the journey and grab a few joyous moments for yourself on this and every other day. All the Best to you.

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    1850 days ago
    I think you have hit the nail on the head!! When we stay open to the lessons, we always make forward progress. Your mind, your spirit, and your motivation are still healthy and active. Your body will follow when you are healed.

    Patience, for me, has been a process of learning to accept, let go, and allow the process of life to play out. I must stay in action and have goals, but I accept the outcomes and keep going.

    You have done a wonderful thing by expressing this in a blog. We all need to be prepared for life to happen. Sounds like you are on track and ready to "keep moving".

    1850 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/27/2012 5:31:35 PM
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