If you've ever struggled with weight loss, maybe you'll understand this little rant. It feels maddening to keep repeating
this same cycle over and over again. Perhaps my story is
similar to yours. I find my motivation from any number of sources -
someone's inspirational story or maybe from the scale or the way my
clothes fit or simply how awful I feel - and decide I'm going to get
back on track. I start exercising and eating better. It's hard to get
started but soon enough I find my rhythm and I do great for a while.
Then something happens. I get injured - I've suffered through multiple
shin splints, back problems, a bulging disk in my neck just to name a
few. Or I get sick and am laid up for while. Then there's the holidays; they're always a
lovely bump in the road and before I know it, I'm derailed, discouraged
and defeated. Some time passes and the cycle begins again.
hate this cycle. The beginning part is great. Who doesn't love feeling
all gung-ho, like you can conquer the world and if not the world,
certainly the excess weight that's been hanging on you like an albatross
threatening to drag you down into the abyss of ill-health. The middle
and end of this cycle, however, just plain sucks. I try so hard to avoid
the middle part. I stretch before exercising, get the right shoes, take
my vitamins but life just has a way of happening no matter how careful
I realize so much of this is a matter of mind-set.
Motivation is great and necessary but it can burn out quickly. I very much identify with the "instant gratification" society that's all
around us so I've got to dig deep and find more than just motivation if
I'm going to finally succeed in my journey to good health. With God's
help and strength, I know I've got it in me to do it.
the cycle is maddening but it would be madder still to give up
completely. I know the consequences of not taking care of this body
God's given me. I want to make a different future for myself and leave a
far better example to my kids of what's possible. So, here I go again.
I'm back on track, walking and eating right or trying to
anyway. No matter what, one thing I know is that this WILL be part of my
success story. How 'bout you?
My husband and I have been married for nearly 22 years and together have two teenage kids, Originally both from NY, we've moved around just a little bit (NY, VA, TX, PA & now FL). I love Jesus, spending time with family and friends, laughing, and getting completely lost in a really good book. Oh and the beach. I really like the beach.
I hope you enjoy your visits here and that you'll come again soon.