And again......

Monday, May 04, 2009

I've spent some time reflecting on my behaviors the last couple of weeks. I've got an analogy....or is it a metaphor......or a similie......not an English teacher but I know it's one of those. Anyways, here it is.

So the weather is bad outside. It's snowing and the roads are icy. The news channels say not to go out, stay home but you've got some place to go and you think you can handle it. So against better judgement, out you go. A few times, your car starts to slip and slide but you correct for it. But then, up the road, you see a big icy patch. You slow down thinking "what should I do? I should probably turn around and go back home......Nahh, I can handle it" Then WHAM! you hit that icy patch and spin out of control and wreck.

That's been me the last couple of weeks. I slip a little, maybe didn't eat so great or didn't exercise, but I correct for it the next meal or the next day. I could feel myself falling off the wagon but kept thinking, I'll get it together. And then it was TAKS week and there were Ding Dongs on the teachers lounge. That was all it took. The rest of the week last week was gone.

I caught myself falling back into a familiar realm of thinking that "maybe I'm just a fat person and I need to just accept it and start enjoying life". I stopped myself. That's a load of crap! That's the lazy part of me making up an excuse to not do the hard work.

But I'm picking myself back up again. I've started the Sweat Suit to Swim Suit Bootcamp. While I'm disappointed that I'm having to start over again, I'm also proud of myself for starting over again. Hopefully, this is the last time I have to pick myself up.
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    I'm so right there with you. I know exactly how you feel. Sometimes, I have to run away from the teacher's lounge, when I have the strength. Even if you're starting over again, it doesn't matter. You're still in the fight, you're still taking action to succeed, you're on your way. My motto that I found on this website is Fall SEven Times, STand up Eight. Falling is a natural part of life, especially when it seems that so many things are out there waiting for us to fail. But as long as you keep getting up, you will get to the promised land. Hang in there, and I already know you can do it.
    3271 days ago
    I am right there with ya. I am so bad about using any little excuse to eat poorly and not work out. Now, I feel that I've had a pretty big excuse lately, but still, I've GOT to take care of ME. So I'm trying real hard to start over this week. I'm back up to the weight I was at the beginning of the year. I feel like all the hard work these last few months was for nothing!
    3272 days ago
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