Getting Back Up

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I have been thinking about coming back for a while. I considered scrapping this blog and starting over. I have been embarrassed. Up until the past month or so, I had just given up. I mean I have made some healthy changes one at a time to get to being back here, but I have not actively pursuing weight loss. Just eating whole foods and a vegan diet. Beginning to actually follow through on my workouts. Quitting smoking. I still slip every so often, but I am getting there.

The last time I was here I joined some challenges. People were so nice- I did meet some lovely folks. But I just could not keep up. I could not keep up with my goals, and I had so little free time that I never felt caught up with the threads. And that made me feel just awful. And I was still making a lot of excuses.

I feel really different. I have been examining this feeling over the past couple of weeks. To see if it is real...to see what this feeling consists of...and watching myself as I have been making the healthier choices, really doing the workouts, and taking better care of myself. It feels good. I am making my short term and long term goals. I just tweaked my vision board to reflect more of where I am.

I have missed some friends, who I would love to connect with again. But I will not be doing challenges for the time being. With my schedule as it is right now, I can either spend the time I have on talking about it, or I can power ahead through those workouts, and still visit with friends here, track everything, and get tons of inspiration. I have missed it here. I am trying to remember that many of us have a few false starts before they get going. I am pretty sure I have had enough of mine. I am in it this time. Just these few changes have felt so good. I can't wait to find out what is next!
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    Don't beat yourself up -- just keep going, one step at a time, whatever you can manage. You've been making some healthy changes, and that's all to the good! It's a difficult and grueling process in many ways, and every little bit helps!!
    1868 days ago
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