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Reflections on August to move on in September

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why is it I feel just when I am really doing well, life hits me in the face and knocks me over? I was really doing well on my August goals, meeting them every day and posting most days. Then, I was hit with an ER visit for my husband, crisis for my 20y/o, and a death in the family. My energies had to be refocused, my time taken up, and I was at the bottom of the pile again.

I reflected back on my August goals last night and realized, I kept going even while the world around me was spinning seemingly out of control. I didn't get my postings done, but I did get my goals met differently than planned. I continued to get in my exercise minutes, most days, just differently than I had planned. My fiber on many days became a scoop of flax seed added to something, but still added up. My 10 minutes to meditate may have moved to the car as I drove to deal with the day's crisis, but it still had it's effect. Life doesn't stop for anything. Knowing where to bend and how to adapt saves us all. It saved me and I am happy to report the scale moved in August with a total loss of 3#.

So, now I have moved into September. I haven't had time to reflect and make a plan, create goals yet, but have continued to carry on. On my way back from my quick trip home for the funeral, I remembered to reward myself with new yoga pants for my workouts. Today, I will set new goals, make a new plan, and remember to have room to be flexible. When life hits me in the face, I may get knocked over for a moment, but I can get back up again and punch back harder.


1. Continue to remain in range for fiber every day.
2. When I just can't get myself to eat a meal, have a meal replacement shake. No skipping.
3. Have easy healthy snacks available every day; carrots, apple slices, cucumber slices, celery sticks.
4. As always, WATER, WATER, WATER.
5. Keep going with exercise, cardio and ST, every day.
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    I so sorry for your lose. True inner strength is moving forward especially when it gets difficult.
    1947 days ago
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