One Step at a Time

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The "Aha" moment of the day came after what I originally thought was a meager 1st week weight loss. Harsh words echoed in my head, "it's only 1.5 pounds, I can lose that in an hour! Get moving, you used to put in over 200 miles in a week on a bike AND work out at the gym!"

BUT THEN...after reading the fitness motivation piece for this week, I remembered, our journey, our race, starts with "one small step at a time."

I'm not training for competitions anymore and the "miracle of menopause" is starting so the fact is...the body chemistry is changing. YAHOO! But you know...anyone who has every achieved even the smallest success, whether it's a good grade on a paper, winning an award or a competition will tell you, they didn't just roll out of bed and "Poof, it happened." It took HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND BELIEVING YOU CAN DO IT!

I'm going to challenge myself just a little this next week. Work out one extra day, park a little further away and throw in stairs, change an eating habit. It may take time, there may be weeks when I want to hurl the scale into the river, but I know that success is on the horizon!

Who knows, I may start competing again!

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    Absolutely, one step at a time! I think we all get frustrated when getting back on the wagon, with I used to do this, and time was I could do that, and it's frustrating to think that we have to start small again. But starting small is the best way to succeed, after all studies show the slower you lose weight the easier it is to keep it off.

    If you catch yourself being negative about your little achievements (and 1.5 pounds IS an achievement) ask yourself what you would say to a friend if they hadn't reached their weekly goal. Would you tell them that they could "lose that in an hour" or would you tell them what they have done is great and to keep it up?
    2981 days ago
    Very nicely-written blog !
    I like the photos, too !
    I like your discussion of the issue at hand.
    I like even more, how you set out some plans to help you
    effect a change on your scale reading. I sure hope your
    plans work!
    I like your invigorating closing sentence, which leads to a whole
    new possibility .
    " Who knows , I may start competing again !"
    All the best to you, if you indeed start competing again !
    All the best on your SparkPeople journey !
    2984 days ago
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