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Through failure we learn to succeed! This is a blog about fighting back. It's about picking yourself up off the floor, dusting yourself off, and getting right back in there. It's about holding yourself accountable, having the right mindset, and learning to live a healthy lifestyle.

I have failed more times than I can count. I've reached a point in my life where I've decided that giving up is no longer an option. I've decided to devote 360 days toward my health and well being in the hopes that I can turn my life around.

Join me as I take the journey and try to stay on the path. Learn from me through my successes and failures, and help me learn from you. As one blog I am weak, but as a community we are very strong. Let's Succeed Together!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Day #99 - Finding Balance

This marks my 4th very strong Monday in a row.  I'm actually starting to look forward to Mondays, after having an unrestricted day on Sunday, Monday kind of feels like a reset for the rest of the week.  I kept to my eating plan and got my gallon of water in.  No exercise, I'm still trying to rest that knee in hopes that the night pain will go away.

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.

Stay Strong!
 
[Photo: Flickr / Jasen Miller]

1 comment:

  1. I am so pleased to hear that " 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."

    Balance in life is so important and not always easy to find. Keep balanced - Keep Focused.

    All the best Jan

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