Hey, all! Not a lot to report this week, I'm down 1.5 lbs, so back at my "halfway to goal" weight. Woo hoo! Being a woman and trying to lose weight gets a little frustrating with the up and down at particular times of the month, with water weight and what-not. At this stage in the game (nearly 2 months already!), I've gotten used to the fluctuation and it's become less frustrating since I've come to expect it.
Surprisingly, I've also come to enjoy exercising. I've never been an athlete, and never been a runner. But, I find that the huge sense of accomplishment after I'm done definitely beats the slight discomfort of the exercise itself. I've also found that it's like a punching bag, and let's be literally workout my stress, anxiety, or bad-day blues.
I like the results I'm seeing, I like the way I feel, I like the compliments I'm receiving, I like the feeling of accomplishment from successfully working toward my goal. Am I curious, like the quote says? I suppose so, in the sense that I'm curious to see if I have what it takes, if I'm as strong as I think I am. DH will tell you it's more like I'm stubborn, and won't back down (and I would agree). At this point, I've come so far... farther then ever before, and too far to quit now. So, I keep moving forward, because it's way better than rolling backwards and standing still is just boring. If you didn't know, this quote from Walt Disney was explored in the animated movie "Meet the Robinsons", which is a really lovely film for all ages. I found this quote online, and couldn't say it better myself:
"Meet the Robinsons has a lovely touch to it. The entire Robinson family, in addition to having never lost the inner child and knowing how to enjoy and make the most out of what life offers, knows that failure isn't failure. Failure is the only way a person can learn and grow. In the film that philosophy is mentioned time and again. I think it's a dandy way of thinking."
So, whether it's a fitness program, a sewing project, or another of life's obstacles, I hope that you all "Keep Moving Forward"!!!