Saturday, January 16, 2016

January 16th, 2016 Surprisingly Fragile

January 16th, 2016 Surprisingly Fragile

Today was a day of rest and relaxation. I didn't sleep in as long as I planned, but I did take an early afternoon nap. I kept my workout plans this evening before having a nice dinner out with my oldest daughter, Amber.

I sincerely appreciate the feedback in support of last night's post. After the energy yesterday required, I took a nicely measured approach to everything today. I made a few support contacts and took extra time preparing breakfast and lunch. I scaled back my workout plans to 30 minutes of cardio. Amber didn't mind me picking the restaurant, so I picked a familiar favorite with my sour cream chicken tacos. I feel like I can navigate almost any menu in one way or another, but I didn't feel like exerting the energy it might require to pick something different. Familiar was just what I needed today. 

Mostly, I was immensely grateful today. Because it's challenging days where we discover it's truly all on the line. All of it. And all of the confidence that builds with our success and consistency is revealed to be surprisingly fragile.

When we make it through by doing the things we must--and we get to the next day intact, it's like...whoa, that was close.  

I believe days like that are very important to experience because they quickly expose the reality of life's natural ups and downs. Life is going to happen. And no matter what we do, it's not always going to be easy. If what we're doing each day is what we hope and pray we'll be doing for the rest of our lives--then we must prepare ourselves to ride the waves. 

I don't want to give it all back. I don't want to sacrifice the freedom I enjoy each and every day at this maintenance weight. And as long as I maintain the integrity of my recovery plan, I feel like I have the best chance. Never guaranteed, but the best chance.

I'm going to bed unusually early for me on a Saturday night. It's been a good day.

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1 comment:

  1. You sound sad in your post tonight. Normally you are so chipper ...
    I hope all is well.
    Take care,


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