Challenges; stresses; plugging through
Sunday, December 02, 2012
So, this is the 2nd Sparkpeople challenge in a row that I've done (first boot camp; then jump start). I'll get to the end again, which, I suppose, is an accomplishment in itself.
The thing is that there are so many outside stresses in my life right now that weight wise, I've stayed the same. My food habits are erratic, so that makes weight loss tough.
I guess I need to look at this accomplishment as having not gained weight. I go a little up and a little down over the course of the challenge, but I haven't packed on 10-20 pounds, which probably would be the case if I wasn't as consistent with working out, and keeping my food reasonable for at least some of the week.
Life is not easy. It could be harder, and everyone has their own battles, struggles and challenges. Mine might seem like peanuts (hmmm...peanuts....;) compared to someone elses struggles. I try to keep that in mind and in perspective. But, my struggles are still my struggles, and as in perspective as I keep them, they still cause much stress, weigh heavily on my mind, effect my sleep, and distract me from the day to day things that also need to happen and provide stress.
SO, the bottom line is that I'm at the beginning of the end of this challenge. I will see it through to the end, and then find another one. SP challenges are actually ones I look forward to.