This spoke loudly to me today.
I've been struggling on many fronts the past week and discouragement has seemed to have the upper hand. I've tried to fight it, but it seemed to just overwhelmed me like a flood.
But, I continue determined. Somehow, with God's help, I will press on and I will turn my setbacks into comebacks.
I've come too far to go back!
I will go on!
On the fitness forefront of the battle, I'm trying to stay consistent with the exercises for my plantar fasciitis that were given me. I'm seeing some improvement in my left foot, but not a great deal in my right. Still not released for walking.
I've taken a few days break from exercise. These, unfortunately, were not planned rest days, but I am determined that tomorrow, I will be back on schedule. I will be upping my strength training by about an hour per week starting next week, possibly cutting back on my cardio by that amount. Chomping at the bit to get back on the walking trail, but until then, I will find the best way to keep myself strong and healthy - even if it bores me to tears!
On a proactive note, I am actively looking for shoes so that when I start walking again, I have a good solid foundation. Looking at possibly New Balance 1012 or Asics Gel Foundation. The problem is that I take wide width and may need to order online, not ideal for my overpronation problem.
I am still struggling with food tracking - just not finding something that seems to work well for me without being too time consuming. But still looking. The past few days, I have not tracked at all, and honestly, if I gain weight this week, I deserve it!
I've rather felt like a dog chasing its tail. More exercise? less exercise? more strength training? less cardio? vice versa? more calories? less calories? Exactly what does it take to knock me off of this plateau? The four pounds I lost two weeks ago were back at last week's weigh-in. I did not think that my eating and exercise were any different.
Despair has knocked at my door over these challenges and other stressful and painful life challenges that I'm facing right now. For several days, I have succumbed. I am not proud of it, but facing the truth is the first step to overcoming. God has more for me.
I am not a victim, I am a victor!
I am strong and emotionally stable!
I can do everything I need to do in life through Christ!
I am not a quitter, I am a finisher!
I have a choice!
I can overcome and turn my setbacks into comebacks. You wait! You see! The road will not be easy, but . . .
We can do it! We can! We will!