I can't believe tomorrow will mark 100 days of healthy living. Over the weekend I had real good balance with everything. I spent some time remodeling my bathroom, working on getting my lawnmowers ready for the season, spending time doing things with the family, and simply just relaxing to a good movie Saturday night. I had balance between eating healthy and indulging myself as well. It just felt like a really balanced weekend.
As I thought about my weekend it hit me that balance is something in my life that I've always struggled with. I don't have a "moderate" setting, I either go all in or I don't play. I'll get on to something and it just consumes me until I'm sick of it and then I stop completely. Eventually I'll go back to it, but not after something else caught my attention for a while.
I've written a lot about consistency here in this blog and I've also written a lot about making excuses. I think my third big discovery on this journey has to be about seeking and maintaining balance. Right now I feel really balanced between work, family, and my own personal development. I think that's what's affecting my mood more than the recent success I've had with improving my health. I also think the balance is what's helping me to sustain my health journey. Again, in the past I would've gone hardcore and tried to fix all my problems at once. I would've done fine for 2, 3 or maybe 4 weeks and then I would have been so burned out my focus would shift to something else.
Yeah, I think I need to ponder balance a little more, maybe I'm on to something. 99 Days down, on to the big 100.
[Photo: Flickr / Jasen Miller]