Slow & Steady

As promised, I am making up for last week’s #WorkItWednesday.

Honestly, the last few weeks/month have been so busy…I’m either at work, at school, or at my practicum. I feel like I barely have time for the homework and social life that I also need to do to graduate and keep my sanity.

In the midst of all that, forget the gym. After my flu, I got out of the habit of gym time & have only been to the gym twice and worked out at home twice. I also found my way to a couple of mini hikes.

Lucky for me, my job keeps me pretty active, and I have found ways to add extra steps to my days on school days or when I work shorter shifts.

I have noticed that for the past 3 weeks, my weight has been steady – no loss, no gain.

But, my clothes are fitting looser. I feel like I have more stamina. So, i know I’m on the right path.

And, that’s exactly it. It’s all a part of the journey.

Of course, I can’t wait until the end result, when I can show before & after photos. When people say, “Dang, you look amazing!” When I reach my goal of being able to climb the 300+step stair case at the lighthouse without stopping. All of these are going to feel amazing.

But, along the way, I’m trying to enjoy the small progress. The success of a day of healthier eating (or at least, a day of a few less calories šŸ™‚ ). The success of being able to buy a size smaller pant. The success of being able to go farther/faster/longer than I could before.

Because the end results: the showing off, the long treks, the 5ks (and maybe 10ks) – these will all be built on the foundation of these smaller successes.

And, just like the tortoise won the race with the hare, I’m taking this slow and steady.

Final thought:

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it on my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”
Philippians 3:13-14

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