Progress Is Progress
I hear this statement a lot. No matter how big or small the progress, we must revel in the fact that we have worked so hard and there is something to show for it.
It has been many weeks since I stepped on the scale and I keep on avoiding it since I have been having summertime indiscretions. The number on the scale is just that, a number and it doesn't determine your or my worth or the person that you or I am. It has taken me a very, very, very long time to learn this. Our worth is determined by the people around us who support us daily. Our worth is determined by our determination to be the best people we can be. Our worth is determined by whatever we want it to be but not a stupid number on a stupid machine.
Back to my progress. This morning as I was straightening my hair to go camping, (yes, I glam it up to go camping, I'm not your average camper!!) I decided to take a couple of progress pictures. To my delight, I had seen some positive changes. My deltoids are starting to take shape, my V-taper is slowly shaping up and my biceps are looking smokin'. My waist is also starting to look smaller and I am feeling good about what I am starting to see. The lack of cardio at the moment is driving me nuts, as the benefits from cardiovascular exercise is endless and really does help with blood and oxygen circulation and God knows I need more oxygen to my brain these days. But I am trusting the process because that is what I should do, trust the process that will help me build a healthier temple.
Are there things that I want to improve on more than others? Of course there are. My legs have always been a soft spot for me and I am unbelievably self conscience about them but I also know that they take the longest to come in and lean out so AGAIN I will trust in the process and just continue on my journey. And a journey it is. Sure I have a destination, sure I have goals I want to reach but I also know there is no rush. I will not miss out on family barbecues or weekend camping trips or a girl's night out because I am determined to get to a goal. Life is too short (summer is shorter) not to enjoy time out with the ones you love. I've seen many people stop their lives just to get a better body and with the many losses I have seen in the past few years, I am determined to not let my journey overtake my life. After all it is because of my need to be alive and active with my brood that I continue my journey day after day, year after year. They are the forefront of this journey. The goal will be there and I will reach it and along the way I will continue enjoying my life.
On the road again,
Until Next Time,
Live From the Inside Out,