Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 38,792

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.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • JACKIE542
    1413 days ago
    Such a great perspective and a good lesson for me! Thanks for sharing!! Kathy
    1413 days ago

    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.

    1413 days ago
    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
    1413 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Great blog!
    1413 days ago
  • JENAE954
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1413 days ago
    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
    1413 days ago
    This is exactly what makes the difference!
    Keep going and enjoy active life in all possible ways!
    1413 days ago
  • CAROL494
    emoticon emoticon
    1413 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SUNSHINE20113