Friday, February 14, 2014
This week has really side-tracked my progress towards living a healthy, active, and balanced life - and both the scale and my body measurements show it. I did not lose anything anywhere :(
Gracie-Lou's injury has left me slacking in a LOT of areas -- I haven't gotten in my exercise every single day, I haven't been reading, I haven't been making sure I am up and moving every 10 minutes or so, and I can tell that I am losing some of the physical flexibility that I gained in January.....
BUT - there are several things that are still in place. I am still eating every 2-3 hours small snack-type meals, I am drinking 10 glasses of water a day, I am getting in at LEAST 4 servings of fruits and veggies every day. In addition, even though I didn't lose anything, I also didn't gain anything -- so I will take that. Not as a win, per se, more as a stale-mate. Which means that, even though I didn't win in the dept of shrinking, the bad habits of 2013 didn't win either. I am VERY thankful right now that I have been so persistent in not allowing the scale to be a measurement of my success. The balance in my thinking on the scale has been one of the most difficult things to maintain, but it is paying off right now.
SO -- starting when I woke up this morning, I have decided today is going to be the first day of this journey. I saw a quote from one of my team members here on SP. It said "one rep, one step, one choice, one day at a time". That rings true for me, especially right now. I am going to take this completely to heart and push through the temptation of "well, you failed, so throw in the towel".
The truth is this -- I only fail when I have DECIDED that I have failed. And that will not be today :)