So last night I was at the gym doing cardio for several hours. I came home, proud of myself that I ran 5 miles and did another hour of cardio (sounds crazy, but a goal is a goal, and I will get this weight off…I am thinking of this weight loss as my second job), and was seriously beat.
I started to make my omelete for the morning, and packed the rest of my meals and got online and was answering some e-mails and updating a site. I usually just do my prayer, meditation and readings, I try to stay off the computer, but I got caught up. By the time I was ready to get to sleep I had not done any of my reading. The readings are really important for me…I have made it a healthy habit to do them every night- and I decided that even though it was way later than I usually did my readings, and I was really tired, I still needed to do the reading.
You see, to keep my weight loss moving forward, I have to keep my mental state healthy and serene, and I know from experience that I cannot let myself get too out of balance or else I start to slide in other areas. My diet is usually the first thing to slide. I have this goal of weight loss, and so I cannot afford to let the little things slide or else the big things slide and then I am going to see the scale inching back upwards again. It’s happened before. Belive me, I speak from experience.
So, just like when I go to the gym and sometimes have to force myself to work harder and longer than I want to, I also had to force myself to do my reading and meditation so that I can continue on my path. I am really proud of myself that I did, even though I was super tired. It’s all these little hills we climb that add up to a tremendous mountain. Most great achievements are accomplished little by little.