Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16th, 2015 Just Start Somewhere

February 16th, 2015 Just Start Somewhere

I must say, I'm feeling really well lately. I feel stronger. I might be starting with a slow approach with the weight lifting, but already I'm noticing a difference. This proves a most important point: Just start somewhere. Right where you are is perfect.

I'm enthusiastic about my development. Someday I'll conquer my lifetime inability to do a pull-up. I see others do them and I'm in awe of their strength. Not that I pay too much attention to those around me at the Y, but I can't help but notice the feats from some of the more advanced people. And I know, they also started somewhere far removed from where they are now.

I came home early today, enjoyed a good lunch and took a nap. I set my alarm and then proceeded to sleep right past the blaring of the alarm. I could have very easily become upset with myself in a mentally self-abusive way--but I didn't. Did I miss Yoga class? Yes. Was I disappointed in myself? Sure. Did I need the rest? Apparently so.

I'm not the best at keeping a steady schedule. This is why I typically don't have workout buddies. I go solo, on my sometimes unique schedule. I do have some desire to become more disciplined with a schedule, however, my level of desire obviously hasn't reached the point of changing things.

Not that what I'm doing isn't good. I must acknowledge that what I've been doing is working very well. I do recognize areas in need of improvement. But I'm being careful not to twist it into some kind of mentally self-abusive thing--without it becoming a pass--or a rationalization for poor choices. And that's a challenge.

I cooked well today. I've been eating out a little less lately. It hasn't been totally intentional or a top of mind type thing--but certainly something running in my subconscious. I prefer the control of cooking at home. I know what's in my food. I can weigh and measure. I can get creative. It's fun putting together a plate that looks great, is delicious--and reasonably fits into my food plan and calorie budget.

I caught up on a few outstanding email replies and blog comment replies this evening. If you have any questions, I'll gladly answer them! Just email me: transformation.road@gmail.com or ask questions in the comments section below. Sometimes I'll take a little while to reply--but I always reply.

The Feedjit live website traffic mapping application was recently discontinued by Feedjit. I removed it from the blog side-bar. I miss it! I've always found it fascinating, perhaps because I've never traveled outside of the United States. Seeing those little red dots pop up all over the globe was always a wonderful reminder of the community, the togetherness we have along this road. One of my dreams is to travel one day, all over--to see the world. I suppose the map was a way for me to feel a little more traveled. I didn't physically visit those countries on the map, but my writing and sharing did--and continues to this day. I'm grateful for the support and I feel wonderfully blessed.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

10 comments:

  1. The other thing you need to remember wrt pull-ups is that something like 30lbs. lost in body weight makes a huge difference in how difficult they are for you. I’ve been inching towards trying to do a pull-up for several months now and something I read right at the beginning which really stayed with me is that the #1 thing you can do to get yourself closer to doing a pull-up is to lose weight (not particularly useful advice for me personally at this stage but it hammered home exactly how Herculean the feat is — I weigh 130lbs., which is a lot to expect anyone to be able to lift, so obviously it’s going to take some time and some work for me to get there).

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    1. M, Thank you! Very true--And you know what? I bet we're both able to do it someday!! :)

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  2. Hello from Mumbai , India ....
    I regularly read your blog, although I never commented, just wanted to let u know that u inspire people like me on the other side of the globe too.

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    1. Thank you very much for your readership and support from India! This warms my heart, Deepa.

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  3. Hey there Sean! I've tried typing this a few times but for some reason it keeps getting bumped out.. lets see if this one works!
    There was a women on the Ellen show who did pull ups in a very unique way. She had music and literally danced up and down ! It was truly amazing to see. It almost looked in slow motion... she was in incredible shape! A must see... not sure how to find her though. Maybe she would be on the Ellen site...
    Anyway, I'm rambling!
    Nice day..
    Rosie

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    1. Wow-- I must look for that video clip. Sounds amazing, Rosie! I can't even imagine. Thank you!!

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  4. Great positive attitude towards your next step in strength and fitness!

    Traveling is such an adventure! The more I travel, the more I see the true kindness in people :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Nikki. I look forward to traveling someday. I would absolutely love to see different parts of the world.

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  5. Hello from Sydney, Australia. Like Deepa I just wanted you to know that you inspire people from all over the world including the Land Down Under too!

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    1. Susan, thank you! It's always been a dream of mine to travel to Australia. I'm so happy, what I share and do everyday, reaches you in Sydney and inspires. It gives me strength, Susan. Thank you, again, for being there and being a part of this experience.

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