As promised, I am making up for last week’s #WorkItWednesday.
Honestly, the last few weeks/month have been so busy…I’m either at work, at school, or at my practicum. I feel like I barely have time for the homework and social life that I also need to do to graduate and keep my sanity.
In the midst of all that, forget the gym. After my flu, I got out of the habit of gym time & have only been to the gym twice and worked out at home twice. I also found my way to a couple of mini hikes.
Lucky for me, my job keeps me pretty active, and I have found ways to add extra steps to my days on school days or when I work shorter shifts.
I have noticed that for the past 3 weeks, my weight has been steady – no loss, no gain.
But, my clothes are fitting looser. I feel like I have more stamina. So, i know I’m on the right path.
And, that’s exactly it. It’s all a part of the journey.
Of course, I can’t wait until the end result, when I can show before & after photos. When people say, “Dang, you look amazing!” When I reach my goal of being able to climb the 300+step stair case at the lighthouse without stopping. All of these are going to feel amazing.
But, along the way, I’m trying to enjoy the small progress. The success of a day of healthier eating (or at least, a day of a few less calories 🙂 ). The success of being able to buy a size smaller pant. The success of being able to go farther/faster/longer than I could before.
Because the end results: the showing off, the long treks, the 5ks (and maybe 10ks) – these will all be built on the foundation of these smaller successes.
And, just like the tortoise won the race with the hare, I’m taking this slow and steady.
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it on my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”