It's easy to let life get in the way of taking care of ourselves.
Seven years ago I buckled down and lost 95 pounds. My goal was 100.
I was so close. Then Hurricane Wilma hit my part of the country.
Stress, extra work, restricted access to my preferred places to walk threw me off track and unfortunately, I didn't get back on. I lost motivation.
I regained a big chunk of the weight I'd lost.
Of course I'm kicking myself.
So here I am, determined to lose weight and get in shape - again.
Once you reach your goal, don't let yourself get complacent. If something stressful happens and you fall off the wagon, dust yourself off and get back on.
By luck, I stumbled upon this challenge. I promised myself to walk at least a couple miles daily from now on. I also promised myself to be careful what I put in my mouth.
Then disaster struck. Of course you know what's going on in Haiti this week.
I work for a charity that's been helping Haiti for the past 27 years, that has personnel in Haiti, that still has people missing in Haiti. Since the earthquake, we've been working 13 hour days with barely a break. After coming off such a long shift, all I can do is drive home and fall into bed so I've not kept my promise.
Sometimes life happens. It's inevitable.
But things will get back to normal. When they do, and every time from now on, I will pick myself up and dust myself off and do what is necessary to be healthy. I won't throw up my hands and say, "What's the use? I can't do this."
I CAN do this. We CAN all do this.
I want to thank Trish for motivating us to be the best we can be.