Well, even those of us who think we've got the "stuff"...
who've experienced some success and think we'll NEVER gain it back...
we are not perfect!
I allowed myself to eat under stress during the holidays and am afraid to step back on that scale... but I will face the moment of truth tomorrow in the gym when I meet my trainer and begin again.
I know I've said it before but I'm saying it again
....because I NEED TO HEAR IT:
I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like weekend temptations -- or my dad falling and breaking his hip -- or my house literally falling apart). But I continue to remind myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to GET BACK UP AND MOVE FORWARD AGAIN!!!
Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.
Have a GREAT journey... and remember to ELIMINATE EXCUSES that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there. WE ARE STRONG! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:
Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down.” -- Mary Pickford