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Overcoming obstacles

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This week on my Harry Potter team challenge, one of the ways to earn points is by writing a blog addressing the following topic:

What's something you're having to overcome in your journey? How are you handling this on your own terms?

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of time by scheduling workouts around my family's schedules. It is difficult at times but I try to incorporate their schedules into my workouts (for example, after dropping off my older daughter at a class, I can jog back home rather than walk).

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of a bad back. I haven't been able to run in months and every time I try I end up aggravating my injury. But I am still forcing myself to get lots of walking in. And I know I will be able to run again some day.

~ I have had to overcome the obstacle of alcohol. When alcohol is in my life on a regular basis, I drink more than a normal amount and in turn eat more than a normal amount because the alcohol clouds my judgments and confuses both my mind and body. I think I am handling this better as time passes, although I still occasionally treat myself at a party or nice meal out. I recognize that I have a hard time with the whole moderation thing and therefore will not allow myself to have it in the house.

There are plenty more obstacles, but these are the major ones!
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    thanks for the honest blog we all have our crvings but sure you will be able to overcome them
    1489 days ago
    thank you for your honesty and transparency in describing your obstacles.
    emoticon emoticon Keep on pushing
    1988 days ago
    I struggled really bad with alcohol. It actually made everything a bigger struggle than it had to be and it only held me back from moving forward. After I gave that up everything else was cake. :) emoticon
    2167 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    You are ovecoming your obstacles with good planning!
    I wish you continued success in overcoming these obstacles!

    2168 days ago
    I think this was a good thing to blog about. It puts it in black and white so you can see where our problems truely are. Great job on recognizing your issues..

    I am going to do the same thing. Writing down in black and white.. Thanks for sharing with us!!
    2168 days ago
    Sounds like you have your goals in order... I've found I can't do alcholo at all with out throwing everything out the window. Good luck!
    2168 days ago
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