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Keeping the long view.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I have been reading some interesting and challenging blogs. I find that most of us have more in common than differences. Yesterday I was unable to get to the gym but I hope to get back today--I am finishing up the last week of the classes I am teaching, thus lots of grading to do, but I still find time to do some of the exercise I want to do.

Yesterday evening after a torrential rain earlier in the day the sun came out and I decided to walk through our fields again. The air smelled so fresh and clean after the rain and it was much cooler than previous days. I am gradually getting used to my new shoes, but because of the muscles they affect I having to go very slow in my walking. I did get in 15 minutes of maximum heart rate walking and was glad for that. Today was my official weigh-in day--no earthshaking news there, but I did lose 1.8 lbs making my total for the 5% challenge 11 lbs.

What I am finding through the entire SP experience is the importance of keeping a "long view." Todays defeats or so-so results do not affect what we are doing long-term. I love to look at my weight loss progress chart and see that I am staying on track to reach my 100 lb goal by February, 2011. I also love to see my fitness minutes increasing over time and how much better I am feeling.

If you are discouraged by anything at all--try to keep the "long view" in mind and I think it will motivate you to press on.
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    Excellent blog! Thank you for your thoughts on the "long view". So true.

    Congratulations on your success. You are doing great!

    Have a nice weekend.
    2868 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2010 6:31:55 AM
    congratulations. I have a hard time focusing on the long view. But we have to to acomplish anything in life. It is a back to basics thing. We so overlook that. Thanks for the encouragement.
    2870 days ago
    emoticon and you are so right-we think we can take this extra weight off quickly and forget that for most of us it has taken years to put on- we do need to keep the long view in site- and remember that slow wins the race. You are doing emoticon and should be really proud of your self.
    2870 days ago
    Great! You Can Do It!
    2870 days ago
    That is one of the benefits of SP. It has everything in place to keep us looking at the long view.

    So many of us here would have quit after the first setback in earlier days. Now, on SP, we have friends who support us and remind us to keep going anyway.

    That is the attitude that helps us reach our goals!

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

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    2870 days ago
    emoticon 5% emoticon emoticon
    2870 days ago
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