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There's No Crying in BASEBALL!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I love that movie, A League of Their Own, and especially this part where Tom Hanks' character is just beyond himself dealing with the emotions of his female players. I don't play baseball (or even watch it really), but December and 2013 has been full of curveballs:

- Decided to committ to getting healthy.
- Trip to Switzerland. : )
- Threw out my back. : /
- Was told that Jan 1 I'm getting a promotion and raise! :D
- Was also told that I'll be traveling more for work. : /(?)
- My husband & I decided to start looking into expanding our family! :D
- Researching foster/adopt & biological options. :O
- Fri the 13th my husband was told his company is closing down Jan 31st. : (

There have DEFINITELY been all kinds of tears in response to these different circumstances. And I don't know about any of you - but when I first really got committed to a healthier lifestyle, I felt like I needed to tackle this first and then deal with the rest of life. Perhaps subconsciously I think that if I get this area of my life "together", everything else will align. But the thing is, LIFE DOESN'T WAIT. There is always something to deal with, figure out, or just wait for it to pass.

So here I am, "only" having lost 15 of the 70-100 pounds I would like to lose and am facing a new job role, the uncertainty of my husband's employment, and the possibility of being a full-time mommy in the relatively near future - however that ends up happening. I turn 31 in two days and will have a house full of people next week for Christmas. Yes I would like to be at my goal weight, but I also recognize that all of these struggles and triumphs equip me for the next challenge. (Not that I see that in the MIDST - hindsight is 20/20 you know!) Talking about our future reminds me that life is too short to put off being healthy, facing the crushing disappointment of not hitting goals despite a lot of hard work and the victory of getting there by just sticking with it helps me keep a positive outlook on my husband finding work. Working out reminds me to "Just Keep Swimming" in many areas of life and curbing my negative self-talk helps me encourage others. As much as I'd sometimes like to think that I can isolate out my weightloss efforts, my habits and level of health are intertwined with all other aspects of my life because I now realize more fully that this isn't just some temporary race to the finish is a part of me.
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    How was your date?! I have 2 kids (one is only 3.5 months old), so going out is SUCH a treat. You'll see! ;-)

    Whoa, you have had a lot of punches lately. Hang in there and keep going at your health goals. It's a pain in the bum, but good health will make everything else go a little smoother.
    1909 days ago
    Lovely blog post.

    That mentality plagues my life from time to time. "I'll do that" and "start this" once I'm at where "I want to be"

    Waiting on your body to change is a sad excuse of fear and lack of motivation. "Well I'm not going to do that yet until I weigh this much". You will not get that time back.

    Life doesn't wait. I have missed out on lots of things due to my weight. I learned I can't just live for myself I have a boyfriend, parents, siblings, college classes, work, etc.

    One must set their priorities and wisely decide what matters most to them. Your body? Or your children? Your husband? Your job? Your education?, etc.
    My body will age and deteriorate. I should invest in my relationships and be helpful towards others. My next objective is education which is then followed by my body....

    Depending on how much work and change your body needs it may take a few years. You cannot speed it up. One must have inner strength and preservation.

    It is possible to live a healthy life style and live a normal life. While muddling through life's challenges eating mindfully will be of great help to people like us. Not only would you lose weight; you will feel good and prevent lots of sicknesses. Going to the gym is surly helpful too but if you can't make it then try your best to eat clean! Eventually you will get to a healthier mental state and body.

    Additionally, most specifically in your case, it takes awhile for a healthy new life style to adjust to our normal life. I believe you will get there though. emoticon

    1914 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/23/2013 12:08:56 AM
    You are so awesome and you are learning to deal with everything all at once, and that is tough! I too thought that life had to wait while I got my weight under control, and I put so many things on hold and wasted so many years not doing things because I should just wait until I lost the weight... but it's exactly what you said. LIFE DOES NOT WAIT. I hope your husband finds something soon, and super exciting about expanding your family. I know you will continue to lose this weight and deal with all life has to offer because you are strong and awesome! emoticon emoticon
    1917 days ago
    1917 days ago
    I often feel the same way. 'first I'll get to my goal and then I'll add in all the rest'. This month I made a goal for myself. My goal is to find balance in every aspect of my life. Not focusing solely on fitness and neglecting everything else. I think that that's part of making healthy choices and this journey, is to learn to do it through the ups and downs. Its a never ending learning process...
    1917 days ago
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