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A few minor setbacks will not keep me from moving forward!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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Sunday, March 1, I was full of enthusiasm and ready to set some records for myself during the month of March. I was planning on walking 100 miles, and exercising 1000 minutes throughout the month. As it so frequently happens, the first few days of my journey did not go as planned. Thankfully nothing major happened, but enough little stuff to keep me from doing what I had set out to do.

Wouldn't you know, that the very first day of my "March march" my pedometer stopped working. As it turned out I only needed to replace the battery, but I lost all my previous info. Oh well!

At the same time I was reminded that life with a teenager in the house can be somewhat challenging and require an extra amount of energy and compassion. My husband has been in a lot of pain for several months now and is almost disabled at the moment. He needs a lot of help currently which I don't mind giving, but it is rather time consuming.

All of that to say I got a little sidetracked, but the month is young, and I am as determined as ever to reach my goals.

I am so grateful for several of my Sparkfriends who offered to be my walking buddies for this month. Even though I am already a little bit behind in my journey, I feel inspired and blessed by those who have come along to keep me going and motivated. Thank you so very much!!!

One thing I have learned over the last few days: just because things don't go exactly like planned, there is no reason not to make some adjustments and keep going.

There are many different ways to reach a destination. If one way doesn't work, there are probably ten others that will. Detours and roadblocks are part of the journey. And who knows what kind of treasures we will discover along the way.

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    Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown

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  • AKATHLEEN54
    Very positive outlook. When things don't go the way we planned it is so easy to just pack it in and give up. The first step is to move forward and you have done that. I remember only too well what it was like having a teenager (or two) in the house. Not to discourage you, but its not always easier when they are away at college or when they move out. They are our children and we always worry and we will always be Mom's no matter what. That being said, I'm also sorry that your husband is not doing well. I admire your dedication to focus on your family as well as your determination to stay focused on yourself and your goals. Every little step forward keeps you going in the right direction. Stay strong and remember that we are here together.I don't know if you've ever watched the Amazing Race, but think of all the detours and roadblocks the teams have to face and when they stay focused and stay strong and NEVER GIVE UP they come out on top!! We can do this!
    2233 days ago
  • UNSWEETMAMA
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    We must be willing and able to adapt. Keep moving forward!
    2233 days ago
  • DESERTBLUECAT
    "Detours and roadblocks are part of the journey". That thought will help me when I experience my own setbacks whether through circumstances or my own choices. Yes, the month is young! emoticon
    2233 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    It is wonderful that you are taking care of your DH! I know that burns a lot of calories as well. You sound as if you are making YOU a priority now and that is exactly what you need to do! Wishing you the best for the month of March!
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    Jeanne
    2233 days ago
  • LADYDL
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    We can do this! We need strength for whatever is coming up the road. I gotta do it...so I know you can too!
    ~Sally

    2233 days ago
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