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Not letting go of "good"

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My first year of maintenance has had its ups and downs, but mostly ups. So many hurdles and so many goals, but always baby steps. Setting small goals for myself – higher speed on the treadmill, more burpees in my bootcamp class, a new SP recipe for dinner. If this is a healthy lifestyle, then I am proud to say that I am healthy and I love my life. I do not deprive myself of any food, just the amount of it. And some days it is harder than others, as we all know too well. In the end, I feel good and I do not want to let this “good” go.
Yesterday was my one-year maintenance anniversary and today I celebrated my first day of my second year of maintenance with a 5K. It was almost one year ago that I ran my first 5K on the same course in 34:00. Today, I did it in 28:18! That was good enough for third place in my age group. (Although, there seemed to be less people there this year than last year. But, I’ll take it.)

These are the days when I feel the “good” that I have managed to grasp. I will not let this “good” go. I will keep on it. I will not give up. I will not let an indulgent meal set me off, because this is life. I am capable of controlling what I eat. I am in control and it feels good. It feels right. Thank you my spark friends for continuing on this journey with me. Let’s keep taking baby steps so that we never let go of feeling this “good.”
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