I originally posted this to my Weight Watchers group, but I decided to go ahead and post it here too. After all, it is about my journey.
I have to admit, this weight loss journey has been a never-ending journey for me. Sometimes I get so mad when I don’t see the results that I want and it makes me want to give up. Why bother, right? Well, guess what? I’m not quitting. I am not a quitter. The number on the scale may not be moving downward, even though I’m steadily tracking now, and trying to be extra careful during this outage (working evenings is hard) I’m not going to give up. I’m old enough to realize now that this particular journey of my life will be an ongoing one and if it takes me more time to get to to the weight I was created to be at, then so be it. I am on a journey and I will see the destination that I going to. I am not defined by a number on the scale and it’s not going to beat me down. I am active and I’m eating better each and every day. I am proud of myself and that’s good enough for me.
Sorry for the long post. No, actually. I’m not. I needed to put this out there.
The other day as I was contemplating my struggle with choosing the right things to eat, and eating way too much sugar, I started talking to God about it…again. Only this time when I was complaining about myself to Him again, I heard something way down deep inside of me, and I decided to really listen. My conversation kinda went like this…well…. I say kinda, because I can’t promise that I remember everything word-for-word, but I do remember the most important things that were said to me.
I have been noticing over the past couple of months that my husband has only been riding his single speed bike when we go mountain biking. At first, I didn’t think anything about it, but then I started wondering what the big deal was? He had bought a Gary Fisher single speed bike a couple of years ago from someone off of Craigslist and rode it off and on, but now he is riding it all the time! Continue reading
I am so excited about today’s ride! I finally rode the hardest trail for the first time this year. I rode it a few times last year, but wanted to get stronger in my legs before trying it again this year, because it starts off on steep climb that feels like it goes on forever! I believe it is about 1/4 of a mile for the climb. Needless to say, I have come a long way from last year to today. Continue reading
I finally went mountain biking all by myself! Usually my husband goes with me, but he had to work late and the weather was perfect…so I took a chance and went. I had such an awesome time! I went at my own pace, and just truly enjoyed myself. The only downside to my ride was the fact that I forgot to turn my Strava App on, and I also forgot my polar at home. It sucks because this time I didn’t take my usual 10-15 min break. Other than just pulling over to let someone pass or grabbing water, I didn’t stop for long at all. I know I probably beat my personal record today. Oh well! There’s always next time!
My husband emailed me this video today and I laughed practically the whole time while I watched it. Why? Because it reminded me so much of our earlier rides together when I was just learning. Don’t get me wrong, I am still learning, but I have come a long way from last year. Whoever made the video reversed the roles. Probably to keep a lot of arguments from breaking out with couples. LOL
Tonight my husband and I went out to dinner to Olive Garden. The only problem with this is that he had already eaten dinner earlier while I was visiting family. Of course he didn’t really want to eat anything, so he just got a salad and bread sticks. I told him prior that it makes me feel awkward and I was okay just eating at home, Continue reading