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Friday, April 26, 2013

If you've been reading my blogs you may have figured out I've been feeling blue the last few days or so. No reason in particular for it. I think I've really been pushing myself in so many directions (weight loss, eating healthier, getting more exercise and sleep, family issues, on and on) that I have spread myself too thin....or maybe not thin enough for my liking. Basically I am expecting too much too soon. I'm working so hard and in my own critical mind seeing no progress.
Two very motivating things happened to me during the last two days. The first was yesterday a coworker told me how my client was "bragging" about me to her on how she noticed that I had lost weight. Then today when hubby and I were walking on our trail, a younger woman (whom we had passed a couple of times) laughed and said we were embarrassing her, because she was so tired and we were passing her by. I told her we were moving fast so we could finish up quicker and we all laughed. It's amazing how exercise and the sun can brighten up any mood
My expectations were so high, I thought give me a few weeks and my size will go down or soon I'll be jogging instead of having a hard time even walking far. But while I wasn't looking I have made progress.... I have made progress! It took someone else's eyes to help me see it.
Well, now I've kicked my own butt and am back on track again. I will stop feeling sorry for myself, change what I can and work with what I can't. I'm not as young as I used to be, but I will enjoy feeling who I am now and live in this moment. Most of all, I need to remember I'm the turtle not the rabbit.
Even tho I've been feeling blah the last few days, I have continued to log in everyday. My food choices haven't been the best and I haven't exercised as much as I have been doing. But here I go again. I'm motivated and ready to run. I hope I see you all out there, running along (or slowly walking) beside me.

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    You are making wonderful progress! And definitly take the time to celebrate when someone else notices your progress, too!
    1853 days ago
    Another breakthrough for you! Fantastic!
    Keep going, you don't have to push yourself all the time, just keep on dong the things that support you, and along will come the results.
    1854 days ago
    emoticon emoticon What wonderful moments to have.. That is Fantastic.. See hard work pays off.. You're doing it.. Whoo Hoo Glad the Motivation is back.
    1854 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2013 4:07:23 PM
    Way to go! It is wonderful when others can see how hard we've been working and compliment us. What is even better (although many times it doesn't feel like it) is when we persevere even though others don't say anything. That is what you have done. You are still working so hard and making such wonderful progress! What a positive statement about your character! Keep going! You have come so far and done so well! I know that you will go even farther and accomplish even more!!! Way to go!
    1854 days ago
    I've beat myself up as well - we sometimes want something so bad that we want it NOW. The problem is - with anything worth having it is going to take work, dedication and persistence. If we look at our failings (or allow our impatience to push us) we will not see the many accomplishments we have already made. They are there - just waiting to be seen!

    It does help when someone else sees - and shows us - all that we have accomplished already. I sometimes look in the mirror (or at myself) and realize there are little things already visible - little changes - it is working! I know it is not as fast as I like - but every little step takes us closer to our destination!

    And I tell you what - you may not be as young as you used to be (me either!) but I am sure that on this journey you will find yourself more energetic than you have ever been!

    Here's to FEELING younger!!

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