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Sometimes maintaining is just not giving up!


Sunday, December 09, 2012

I've been unable to jog for about a month now. A year ago, this would have been the signal for me to completely give up on the habit, but I've now learned that a setback doesn't mean the end. It just means a brief pause before starting again, and doing a bit more yoga in the meantime!!

It's the same with food. Eating too much chocolate on Friday (yes, I did that) doesn't mean I have to eat too much chocolate on Saturday and Sunday too. It was a little setback, not the end of the road. That happens once in a while, and it's okay.

In a way, maintenance is learning that being healthy does not mean being perfect. It is just learning to accept the bumps in the road and to keep going in spite of them.
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JACKIE542 12/9/2012 3:44PM

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KANDOLAKER 12/9/2012 3:26PM

    Such a great perspective and a good lesson for me! Thanks for sharing!! Kathy

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/9/2012 3:06PM

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Many people think they have to deprive themselves to lose weight and be healthy. Nope, as long as a person is mindful of their portions, chocolate CAN be a part of a healthy lifestyle. You're spot on. Even if you ate a little more than you wanted, that doesn't mean you derailed any of your long term efforts at good health.

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SUSHENO 12/9/2012 2:50PM

    True in all aspects of life. We are not giving up. We are allowing space for failures / setbacks / readjusting. This is the attitude needed for enduring success. emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 12/9/2012 2:40PM

    Great blog!
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KAYOTIC 12/9/2012 2:34PM

    I think this concept finally really clicked for me when I read the "downward/upward spiral" part of "The Spark". A temporary event doesn't have to be the end of the course, it's really just a blip, and should be taken as such. Just take it in stride and continue on course! emoticon

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KRISZTA11 12/9/2012 2:07PM

    This is exactly what makes the difference!
Keep going and enjoy active life in all possible ways!
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