The quietness, peace, and stillness really promotes a reflective attitude. As I talked about in my last post - I am hosting my third weight loss challenge (go here to check it out and JOIN!). I will be taking part in that challenge in hopes to shed the last few pounds. It's a six week deal and the first challenge that I took part in - I lost 17 lbs. Now, I know that I have just over 17 lbs to lose - so the results form the first challenge won't be happening this time. That challenge will help me to lose ten pounds though. I can not believe I am this close to that goal of 170 lbs. It's scary and exciting at the same time.
This peacefulness is just too awesome to destroy - I just supressed a cough in order to not disrupt the silence.
I can't help but think today about what my life consisted of 65 lbs ago. The thought of me telling someone that I was fit makes me smile today. I was confused. I had lied to myself for so long that I believed it. I was misinformed.
Today, I won't tell anyone that I am fit. I'll say that I am fitter than I was or that I am getting fit. Obviously, with the name of my site - one day I would love to be able to say...
"I am fit with a purpose."
That day is close. I think I will hit my 170 goal by the end of the year. I am sitting in this place of quiet solitude scared and overjoyed at the thought of being able to hit that goal. (I'm also wondering if that is a spider on the curtain)
What happens when I hit that goal? Who knows? Life will still go on as it normally does - it won't stop because I have reached a number. I am holding some things back though until I hit that goal. There are things that I am working on for when I do meet my specific goal. It's not a change of career (could promote it though). It's not to become a trainer (which would be awesome). It's not a trip or anything (someone want to pay for one?).
It's actually rather small and simple in my eyes - but it's important to me. (I am debating this last paragraph b/c I am keeping my plans to myself and don't think the paragraph is really needed. I will decide by the end of this post.)
The month of June was a hard one. I stayed on track and still lost weight, but I had a lot going on. With the move, the weeks I was away, and the extra busyness complete - I am making July better on this fitness/weight loss front.
How are you making July better than the rest of the year?