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Perceptions of progress

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I was posting and participating in my Spark People stuff when a recent post I had put on my Spark page struck me. I posted this eight or ten day ago, give or take. It was a simple post or rather statement announcing my participation in my 5th consecutive 5% seasonal challenge. The first striking thought was baited with boxing gloves to beat myself up. It was, "you have finished 4 of these and 5% x 4 = 20% which should be close to 40 pounds!
If it was a perfect world and I was a perfect person then I would now be doing my 5th, 5% challenge and will reach my goal weight, theoretically anyways and be entering the maintaining stage emoticon
Well, that is not the case. The reality is I have lost weight and gained weight and then lost it again. But what really mattered is that I have had a lot of fun just participating in an active and supportive environment that allows my life and my small contributions to matter to the whole. This encourages me and keeps me moving forward without the boxing gloves emoticon
So my point being this, A good share of my struggle was work without the fun. I think we must find the fun side that gives us motivation and satisfaction without failure thumping us on the head. Success is participating when we were not before and enjoying the journey because it is what we truly enjoy. This brings greater and much deeper meaning to my idea of what progress really is.

Joy really is in the journey,

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