Thursday, March 22, 2012
Pain...but no gain...
Guess it's kind of an exercise hangover. What a reminder that I need to keep moving! I have really gotten lazy over the winter. No wonder the weight loss has slowed down so much!
This, too, shall pass. Until then, I'll be hobbling around and not lifting my arms above my knees.
I think I also have a bit of Spring Fever. Sitting here in my favorite recliner (unable to get out of it, really) I can hear the birds singing outside. They seem to be saying, "Relax! Take a nap! Unconsciousness is your friend!"
I guess we all need a "resting day" every now and again. What I'm struggling with is that I feel like resting A LOT lately. I keep waiting for that SURGE OF ENERGY all the TV commercials promise will come when you are losing weight. In the last eight months, I've had about three energy-filled days. I see them as glimpses into a hopeful future which hasn't arrived yet. I have to remind myself that even after losing 50 pounds, I'm still obese according to the charts. I still have a ways to go.
On the positive side, I am learning the discipline of delayed gratification. At least, I hope I am learning. I hope that gratification will eventually arrive. In the meantime, it's the meantime. Trying to resist the urge to cry, "Are we there yet?" and instead, enjoy the journey.