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If the road ahead looks too long

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When I was little I used to have to walk home from school. Now let me tell you I was a complainer and hated walking home from school. One day as I was walking home and it was hot and I was complaining I stopped and looked back at the way I came and I thought "well it could be worse I could be back at the school". From that day forward I realized that when the road ahead seems really long that if I turn and look behind me and see how far I've come.

Now of course I'm an adult now and can drive and don't have to walk home from school but this belief still holds true and helps drive me along. On Monday when I was running and thought I had more intervals to go I used this thought. I figured well hey I could be just starting instead of almost finishing. The same is true for my weight loss. I have lost four pounds and of course I would like to finished or at least further along but hey I could be back at the beginning.

In fact today I realized I must be losing inches. It hasn't been a month yet so I haven't done my second set of measurements but I know I'm getting smaller. You see while I'm not that big in the chest and really my stomach isn't huge (although bigger than I want) my arms are really large. I decide this because I can't wear long sleeve shirts unless they stretch because their too tight. My arms are so big that I can't bend them when I have sleeves on. Well I just couldn't help it and I put on a 3/4 sleeve shirt today. You know one of them that looks like a button up shirt with a sweater vest over it but is really one piece. Anyway I put it on and I actually have room. I can bend my arms and move them around and really their NOT too tight. I'm very thrilled with this progress. I may not be done but hey I'm making progress.

So no matter what when the task ahead of you looks hard and road looks too long just think of how far you've come. You could always be back at the beginning instead of almost done.
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  • NATPLUMMER
    It also seems like they make shirts for people with toothpicks for arms. If you have any sort of muscle, the sleeves are always a little snug.
    Having room in your shirt sleeves....absolute progress!!!

    2734 days ago
  • IMREITE
    when i do intervals, i start to feel the same way. when i get to the last one i get excited because i realize i did most of my workout.

    i may not be at the end of the road, but i am trying to enjoy each of the landmarks along the way and appretiate how far i traveled.
    2734 days ago
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