Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22, 2015 Far Beyond The Physical

December 22, 2015 Far Beyond The Physical

I left my radio show thirty minutes early this morning. The soreness of the "happening" is subsiding each day. This morning was different, I felt sick, didn't sleep well last night and needed to go home for rest before returning for afternoon production duties and a big holiday giveaway broadcast this evening.

I crashed for a few hours and woke feeling better. I'm still moving slowly but I'm sure I'll be back to 100% by Christmas.

I plan on returning to the gym tomorrow. I've really had to practice a calm self-compassion/understanding over my lack of workouts the past week. The fall was early Saturday morning...I haven't stepped foot in the gym since Friday evening. 

It's interesting, even with a perfectly valid reason to rest and recuperate, my brain still thinks poorly of missing too many days in a row. In a way that's good, as long as it doesn't develop into self-abusive thoughts. It must be tempered with honest reason.

I maintained the integrity of my plan today. I navigated my calorie budget well and I remained abstinent from refined sugar. Tomorrow is another maintenance weigh-in at the doctor's office. I weigh every two weeks during maintenance mode. This schedule is subject to change, but right now it seems to be working well for me.

I've had a few support exchanges over the last few days that reminded me of places I've been along this road. It inspired me to explore one particular dynamic: The complacency that sometimes develops after we experience a measure of success.

When we have some success, even when it's far from the goals we're working toward, and we're feeling better than we have in a long time, we can be tempted to let our guard down.

This is a normal dynamic. Success often breeds complacency. Suddenly, occasionally sacrificing our plan doesn't seem to be a big deal. Complacency runs amok without a plan.

Complacency breeds negative results.

An expansion on these thoughts goes back to the heart of why self-awareness is critically important. It's why when we reach certain milestones we mustn't stop, we remain aware--we keep our plan--maybe we make some slight modifications, but we're not becoming complacent.

In this thought process, I find the important reasons why I don't "got this," and how it isn't about "arriving" at some magical destination.

It also confirms why developing a plan I can enjoy for life is critically important. And if I give my plan the reverence it deserves and I remain aware, then I have the best chance at avoiding complacency. 

And in this, I'm giving myself a gift of continued freedom, the likes of which go far beyond the physical.

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

2 comments:

  1. Needed to hear the "complacency after SOME success" - think this has been a major problem for me. Hmmm
    N~

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    1. I'm glad that resonated with you, Nancy!

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