“On the road of life, you can’t get off the exit ramp without some bumps and roadblocks – and a few detours.” ~Oprah Winfrey
A former me spent a lot of time wishing she was thinner. What I found, though was that I never truly saw results until I put forth the effort to make a plan and stick to it. Then, I created huge results with small, consistent efforts each day.
Lately, I’ve had a lot going on in my life, and as a result I have gained back about 20 of the 40 pounds I lost last year. I could sit around and feel sorry for myself, but that’s never really worked for me before.
Now that the dust has settled and Hubs and I are falling back into our normal routines, it’s time to take action.
The Past Four Months
The past four months have been extremely busy for me:
I got engaged at the end of October, married in December and my husband and I just moved into the home we’ve purchased . . . we are still unpacking.
With all of these huge moments happening so closely together, I allowed some of my efforts to fall to the back burner. On top of it all, I am currently working to heal a foot injury.
My Recent Motivators
In the past week, I have run into two people who I hadn’t seen in roughly two years. Both people commented on my weight and how I am “looking so great,” mentioning that they almost didn’t recognize me due to my drastic weight loss.
I thought to myself, “Wow! If only they’d seen me 6 months ago!”
These serendipitous moments served as a wonderful reminder that I have not failed at all. If I get back to work now this weight gain will be only a tiny speed bump in my journey.
Life is calming down, and my weight is still down in the scheme of things.
I’m getting back to work.