Yep, it's that time- time to get refocused, recharged, and reenergized! Thankfully, they all work together to help me become a better person- physically, mentally, and spiritually. Last Monday I took a visit to the doctor's office for my annual insurance physical. I left discouraged but determined. You see, a little over a year ago she told me that I would be just fine being around a specific number on the scale (not something I am choosing to share at this point). At one point in this journey I was 7 lbs away from that number and then I got lazy plus started working on half marathon training and in the process gained back 13 lbs- so, when I went in I thought I had about 20 lbs to go. She burst my bubble really quickly by informing that really I needed to go about 15-20 lbs below her original number for me and that means I now have 35-40 lbs to lose. All I wanted to do was cry at that point- I had worked hard- yes, I had slipped up in the last few months but to hear that was discouraging. At that point I knew I had a choice- I could let that discouragement knock me down or I could use that discouragement as a stepping stone and a wake up call to refocus and reestablish my goals.
So, this week- I have been working on that. My mom reminded me that it really is taking small steps- one step at a time- one pound at a time. So, that's my plan for the rest of the summer- to refocus on my diet and refocus on exercise. I'm considering taking part in one of the dietbets that are available- because who doesn't work harder when money is on the table. I have a month and a half to get myself recharged and reenergized before school starts again and I have a few goals that I am setting (but I am still working on them right now so not ready to share).
Again, I know this video is a baseball video but every time I hear these commercials come on tv it gives me pause because these men have a goal in mind- they are working for a common goal and I need to approach my goals the same way- to do what it needs to take to get the job done... (legally of course ;) LOL)