I start this blog entry feeling like I’m walking into a room that hasn’t been dusted in a while. As I wander around clearing cobwebs out of my head, I stand here a bit weaker, a bit defeated and definitely more tired than the past summer when I was moving like a freight train towards getting healthier and stronger.
Then came the shoulder injury. I won’t go into detail (I did that in previous posts, and if you know me personally you’ve gotten the updates). Needless to say, it’s derailed me quite thoroughly the last few months. I’ve lost muscle tone, I’ve gained weight and I thought I had been totally fed up with this enough to act a while ago, only to go crashing even deeper into an abyss of non-action.
I think we all have a personal threshold and when we know we’ve hit it, it doesn’t require force (be it physical or emotional) to move beyond it – and that’s where I find myself. My mistake was looking at everything like a big struggle, or some mountain to climb (pick your metaphor). Sometimes, you just have to stop thinking so dang hard about things and just DO something.
Starting today, I’ve begun my workout routine again (modifying as necessary). I’ve also begun recording my food log again, critical steps in any weight loss program. No grand epiphanies, no big miracles – just simple steps to start things over again.
Hang in there dear readers, more updates to come!