Friday, July 11, 2008

Take time to notice the little things

Originally, I wrote this post as a simple entry on my workout today. However, after visiting the Punch forums and posting on there about goal setting, it dawned on me that I've finally reached one of the goals that I have been stressing about for the past 14 months. I achieved it when I stopped stressing out about it and just enjoyed the hard work. I've been back in my normal clothes size for about the past 7 weeks, am still losing inches, and getting closer to my "competition prep" size. I am getting back to my normal workout schedule of 5-6 days per week of activity. Although the numbers on the scale still aren't anywhere close to "normal," my body is back there. I'm feeling happier. I am loving the fact that it's summer time, and I'm able to get back to my focus on training. I feel alot like my friend Anthony described on his blog a few days ago about feeling proud of himself for working out 4 days in a row, getting closer to his normal 5. Changing jobs at work has been the turning point for me. All of the extraordinary stress that I felt has dissipated, and I am enjoying learning something new professionally. Most importantly, I'm enjoying the journey - the feeling of hard work, the joy of accomplishing goals, the pride of honoring the commitment to myself. Today has been a great day, and even though I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal of stepping on the competition stage again, I'm using this moment to sit back, smile, and be proud of myself, to love myself, to respect the hard work and dedication. Now, back to my original post :-)

7:40PM - 8:15PM - Nice, easy bike ride after work. The weather was nice, sun was going down so it wasn't quite as hot, so I rode around the neighborhoods and enjoyed the scenery. I was going to do Newport afterwards, but I just want to relax. Have a nice evening! Maybe I'll do Newport in the morning and then hit a yoga class :-).

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad to hear that things have evened out and you're in a happier place. You deserve it.