Friday, August 29, 2014
Quitting is only staying down. If I stumble, and haven't been doing great, in other words, I put on about 5 pounds from my best (recent) low weight, I only quit if I stay down.
I'm worth it, I deserve to be fit and happy and health. I can pull this off. I'm not trying to catch up. I'm starting where I am today. I got up with the alarm at 5:30, got into my workout clothes I laid out the night before, and did a challenging 30 min full body workout. Great workout!
I've recently heard from an online friend. We were in a women born in the year 1960 WW group. A bunch of us got to be really close, and continued on to be Facebook friends. Her daughter is moving to my town, and she asked if she could contact me. I'm thrilled.
But also it reminds me of just how long I've been at this, and I'm still not at goal. I can't change that, but Holy Cats! I don't want to still be struggling along in another 7 years. OK, I'm in a much better level of fitness. Since then I've taken up weight lifting, zumba, trx, and a host of other group fitness classes that I couldn't have done back then. I was just doing diet with WW. I'm also in a better head space. I've ditched the harsh self-judgement, the all or nothing thinking, rebelling against the "plan" as if it were imposed upon me. No, it's my plan, goals, etc.
I never, ever quit.
"I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down"
Chumbawamba - I Get Knocked Down lyrics