Friday, April 26, 2013
If you've been reading my blogs you may have figured out I've been feeling blue the last few days or so. No reason in particular for it. I think I've really been pushing myself in so many directions (weight loss, eating healthier, getting more exercise and sleep, family issues, on and on) that I have spread myself too thin....or maybe not thin enough for my liking. Basically I am expecting too much too soon. I'm working so hard and in my own critical mind seeing no progress.
Two very motivating things happened to me during the last two days. The first was yesterday a coworker told me how my client was "bragging" about me to her on how she noticed that I had lost weight. Then today when hubby and I were walking on our trail, a younger woman (whom we had passed a couple of times) laughed and said we were embarrassing her, because she was so tired and we were passing her by. I told her we were moving fast so we could finish up quicker and we all laughed. It's amazing how exercise and the sun can brighten up any mood
My expectations were so high, I thought give me a few weeks and my size will go down or soon I'll be jogging instead of having a hard time even walking far. But while I wasn't looking I have made progress.... I have made progress! It took someone else's eyes to help me see it.
Well, now I've kicked my own butt and am back on track again. I will stop feeling sorry for myself, change what I can and work with what I can't. I'm not as young as I used to be, but I will enjoy feeling who I am now and live in this moment. Most of all, I need to remember I'm the turtle not the rabbit.
Even tho I've been feeling blah the last few days, I have continued to log in everyday. My food choices haven't been the best and I haven't exercised as much as I have been doing. But here I go again. I'm motivated and ready to run. I hope I see you all out there, running along (or slowly walking) beside me.