Day Two Hundred-Thirteen…

Starting is the hardest part. This is my truth, as I reflect on the two hundred-thirteen day of my journey.  Making these changes stick was the most difficult part. Success and failure double-teamed me, I was up, I was down. I had many false starts before the dream of changing my lifestyle transitioned to the reality of living a healthier life.

Words of Wisdom
Credits… https://debbiedonsky.com/nurturing-culture-high-expectations-tolerance-productive-struggle/

If you are struggling right now, and you feel like giving up. Try to name your struggle and think it through. Writing every day helped me to examine my struggles so I could name them. Writing allows me to acknowledge my victories and name those as well. Writing, coupled with setting small goals helped to build momentum. When I set a goal to pack and pre-track my breakfast and lunch the day before I created a healthy habit. This goal helped me to get my act together so I wasn’t constantly reacting to my circumstances. I took control. Once I achieved that, I set another: to go to spin class three times a week. This goal was more demanding and I had to work at it and (eventually) I figured out how to make it happen. Wanting to go to spin class three times a week was “real” for me because I enjoy spin classes. It wasn’t just a passing notion.

Words of Wisdom
My Amazon review for Kimberly Davis’ book Brave Leadership: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1M9EBS1F8FUNQ/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1626344337

There is no doubt that the struggle is real, but it doesn’t have to win in the end. I am a little hungry today, but I realize it’s external hunger not internal.  I had a lovely breakfast and it was less than four hours ago. I have some worries in my back pocket and they are more likely to blame for my discomfort than an empty belly.  It’s seldom really about the food and I am just starting to get a handle on what that really means for me. Anyway, this post is just a shout out, “Keep going! You can do this! People do actually get to goal! They do make it to Lifetime! They are the ones who don’t give up.” 

 

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