Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Bricks are hard. "Hard" as an adjective means: solid, firm, and resistant to pressure, not easily broken. Believe me, when those bricks are stacked before they can appear as high as the Empire State Building and as wide as tractor trailer; that's pretty big. At times, that's how this journey to a healthier me can feel-like I'm up against a brick wall.
You all know what I'm talking about: When the scale doesn't seem to be budging in the direction you want it too, regardless of all the measuring of foods, the wise food choices, the ending of late night snacking, and sticking to a exercise routine - When your blood sugar numbers still read high and you've stuck to that low carb diet, you've exercised daily and are doing all the "healthy" things that the doctors has advised. Yes, at times it may seem like more and more brick are being added to that wall, making it harder and harder for a breakthrough-not easily broken.
Hard also has the following meaning. Also has an adjective "hard" is intense in force, demanding the exertion of energy : calling for stamina and endurance , carrying on with great energy, intensity, or persistence. Now that's the hard I desire to be focused on. With great determination I am continuing to make those healthy food choices. With intensity and persistence I continue to exercise daily, increasing my minutes and the intensity of my workouts. For this year, 2013, I will be training for a half-marathon in the fall. I will continue to look at the victories such as a better night's sleep, better fitting clothes(at smaller sizes), less body aches and the overall more healthy me.
Brick by brick the wall can be broken. Nothing is too hard when determination is applied and if it were easy everyone would be doing it. I'm a "hard"-core individual, set on continuing to become more physical fit and in better overall general health. So go ahead, stack another brick in front of me---trust me one by one, they're coming down!!!