Start from Where You Are
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I was checking out a friend's sparkpage, and I noticed they are just about 100 pounds less than what I weigh at this moment. Wow! That's a lot of pounds down, but interestingly enough, we all share the same struggles, often focusing on the can't instead of the can.
What can I do? What have I accomplished? I am trying to take this attitude with me wherever I go - to the gym, to work and at home. Life is worth celebrating!
Chairs. I could write a whole separate blog about this, but I have chair anxiety at times. God forbid I am supposed to sit in a plastic folding chair. Yesterday though I went to a meeting, and I sat in one of the conference room chairs without issue, and without the chair cutting off my circulation. Big score! :)
The shuttle bus. We were on vacation and I got in and off the bus. Yippee! The up and down the stairs bit is still a challenge, but improving! Yay!
Having success in the gym translates to other areas. I feel stronger, empowered and happy.
It is not all physical. It is mental and emotional. My work life feels like shaken up snowglobe lately, and my workout with my coach last night really helped to shift things into perspective. Sweat equity rules!
Maybe I am saying this part because I will be weighing in again in a couple of days, but the number on the scale is feedback. Tells me if I need to tweak something - do I need to work out with more intensity (like last night)? have a few less carbs? Whatever. I am driving towards the 399's and I will get there. If I don't make it, I'll know the fried gator was a mistake, I ate too many dinner rolls and perhaps that ONE night I had dessert while we were away - and frankly, was not that good, could have been avoided.
I am grateful for so many things I've overlooked before. I got up with a leg/foot cramp this morning at 5am, but I walked it off, and then got in the shower. I walked it off --- no crying, no screaming, just an acceptance of yeah my leg hurts and got up, shook it off and continued on. This buttercup sucked it up.
That's where I want to be - and I see myself moving towards that place -- where interruptions, unexpected turns and changes can come into my life, and I can just accept them, and roll on ahead. Woo hoo! Let's go!