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My epiphany.....from a flight of stairs?


Friday, February 01, 2013

I have found the best way to stay focused on my journey is to stay positive and think of things I am achieving rather than the things I still need to accomplish. This doesn’t mean not to have goals – I have set both short and long term goals for myself – but rather not think of how much more weight I have to lose but think of how much weight I’ve already lost and how much stronger and healthier I am getting every day.

Stairs…..

I have labored up two flights of stairs to get to my office each day longer than I care to remember. I thought of them as my nemesis as each morning they almost seemed to dare me to make it to the top without being completely out of breath. I hoped that no fellow employee would arrive at the same time as me to see just how long it took me to reach the top.

But, a funny thing happened on this road to better health. Today, I didn’t labor up the stairs…today I sprinted up them. I decided not to look at them as something to be dreaded….I decided to look at them as a challenge instead. Each morning ….see how fast I can make it up the stairs…

I figured out - Maybe it is all how you look at it. Not just the stairs, but the road to weight loss and better health in general – it shouldn’t be something that is dreaded –but maybe a welcomed challenge instead. I challenge myself to get up the stairs as fast as I can, I challenge myself to get off my butt and exercise instead of turning on the TV, I challenge myself to plan my meals for the next day so I have good fuel for my body to make it up those stairs just a little bit quicker than yesterday……

I still have a long way to go ….. but am hopeful that with my new way of looking at things….. I will have a lot more fun on this journey to a better me.





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ANDREWMOM 2/1/2013 1:22PM

    I understand... I feel dizzy climbing one flight sometimes...ugh!

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TIG123GER 2/1/2013 10:10AM

    The positive route will always get you there faster than the negative. Congrats on the epiphany and keep up the great work!!!

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