Taking a Step Back
Monday, August 14, 2017
It's not easy when you are "on a roll" to just stop. Fear of losing momentum, fear of not being able to pick back up where you left off, fear of getting lazy, fear of not losing any weight or even worse, gaining some back. Whatever it is, it all begins with FEAR, when you are told by a physician that you CAN NOT do any type of physical exercise for a period of time. Nothing! Every thing must come to a screeching halt. That's a hard pill to swallow! (Pun intended.)
After feeling sorry for myself for a while, I had to just stop it! Especially since no one would come to my pity party,
I have to look at the bigger picture! Being healthy isn't completely about what size jeans I wear, or whether I can walk or bike a certain number of miles in a certain number of minutes, or how long I can extend my STREAK! Yep, I was even upset over that a little bit. After all, I worked HARD to get that steak of exercise minutes! Now I'll have to start it all over again. Grow up, girlfriend! Put your big girl panties on! (Yes, I talk to myself. I heard someone say a long time ago that it was okay to talk to yourself as long as you didn't answer back. Too late. I do that, too.)
Recovering from skin cancer surgery is a totally legitimate and extremely important component of being healthy! It's about balance after all. And about getting rid of that FEAR. Fear is not welcomed in my house! So what, if I have to start a streak again. I'm not a baby anymore! And I WILL regain my momentum. I WILL NOT become lazy. I CAN keep my weight under control by being more careful with what and how much I eat. This is only for a season.
So, I am taking a step back to look at the bigger picture. To see things in a balanced perspective. To allow my body to rest and heal. I'll use my time wisely to nurture the strength within me and be ready to "hit the pavement running" when the doctor gives the all clear.