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We go UP...We go Down....We go UP...We go....

Monday, August 19, 2013

This weekend's challenge includes posting a blog about how I have weathered the ups and downs of weight loss/learning to live healthy again.

Very much like the trip through the Inside Passage this past Friday, I've had my ups, I've had my downs, I've allowed myself to blow off course, I've had a headwind (my own head) that has held me back. The past year or more, I've been pretty stagnant. and I know it's all about what's going on in my own head...as my running coach says, the longest distance in any race is the 12 inches between your ears. I've allowed that 12 inches to definitely get in my way.
previously, I actually made it to my weight goal, as well as my fitness goal. At one point in this fabulous journey, I was actually down to 125 lbs, and had a body fat measurement of 20%. then the head got in the way, and I've struggled ever since. But...that is the salient point...I've continued on. even if I've frustrated myself, even if I've sabotaged myself, I've continued on.
today, after a full 7 days of rest, relaxation, fun, and family time; myhead appears to be in a better place. Will it stay there? possibly...if it doesn't, will I have a plan in place? Yep...not sure what it shall be yet, but a ghost of a plan is floating around my brainpan, and my ears are in tune to listen. the niggling memory of my old trainer, who helped me achieve that 20% body fat, is making itsself heard. as is the reminder I receive at least once a month that my old gym "wants me back".

As usual, this blog has been a stream of consciousness blat; not much about how I weathered the past, but more about my thinking, and accepting, that I need to weather the future.
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SANDLADY48 8/21/2013 12:22PM

    That's why we all NEED vacations. Glad you have a new perspective, roll with it!

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HIPPICHICK1 8/20/2013 4:10PM

    Wise words, woman.
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HANSBRINK 8/20/2013 12:03PM

  I really like this quote:

as my running coach says, the longest distance in any race is the 12 inches between your ears.

For some reason, it struck home. Thanks and congrats on your journey. Shows to the rest of us that life is variable with ups and downs.

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JLITT62 8/20/2013 7:46AM

    There's a reason it's called maintenance . . . because it's a never ending journey we must maintain! And the most important part is never giving up - I think you have that part down pat!

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FITAT50 8/20/2013 6:51AM

    Sending you some emoticon to help weather your future!

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BERRY4 8/20/2013 12:15AM

    That's why it's called a "journey"... lots of experiences, side roads, discoveries, friends, "stuff" along the way--both good and not so good.
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MAGGIEVAN 8/19/2013 11:42PM

    You are doing fine! Congrats with your achievements.

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WOLFKITTY 8/19/2013 11:07PM

    Go get it, girlie.
HUGs,
Jocelyn

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