There are many things that are out of our control. We don't know what life is going to have in store for us tomorrow. We may wake up and have a life changing event. What we can control is how we react to these events. We have to try our best to stay positive and focus on our goals.
I've got a list of goals the length of my arm...at the top of that list for me is my health. I have days where I don't have the motivation to exercise or days when I just want to eat whatever my body craves. When I do this, I am not being honest with myself because I REALLY want to get healthier and back in shape. Of course it's hard...I love sweets. I love salty treats...I just really like to eat good food. I enjoy going out to eat with my husband or with my family. My goal is not to give these up; my goal is to be able to do these things because I am also exercising enough to keep the weight off. After three kids and truly not sticking to an exercise regimen for an extended amount of time (for various reasons-injuries or just pure laziness) I have a lot of work to do. I know I can do it. It's not going to be easy and I'll probably complain a lot through out the process. I will do it...I am going to get there. I have no choice. This is something that I CAN control.
When I was at the gym this morning I was torn. I was tired, and my legs were sore. I looked at the clock and I had 5 minutes left on the treadmill. I wanted so badly to slow down and walk. The angel on my shoulder said to keep going I will feel so much better. The devil said you've had a good workout...slow down. I listened and I kept going....
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford
I'm learning to jump right over those obstacles. Starting today, starting now!