Three days ago I had the misfortune of kicking the leg of a futon. There have been countless times in my life in which I have stubbed my toes. Although, never without pain, none of those incidents resulted in a broken bone, until now. Unnecessary details aside, I am experiencing much pain, pressure, swelling, and difficulty of movement. This riding the curtails of a week long of my entire household fighting a cold and severe congestion. Some days I can’t believe the number of obstacles we can face when we are trying to reach a goal. This is definitely a moment when it feels too easy to throw in the towel and succumb to complacency with no longer making an effort to exercise. I like to blog about my struggles and ways I find to overcome them for the encouragement of my followers. This is but a moment. All things are temporary, my body will heal, this too shall pass, and I will press forward.
This leads me to something else. I have just been hired by my local YMCA as a lifestyle coach for their Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). In the interview they asked me how I would respond to a participant if they judged me based upon my thin stature as not being able to relate to their sensibilities about working out, and also their struggles, (most in this program will be over weight). It was an easy question to answer because I have experienced this discrimination many times. This mentality is the number one reason I created this blog. Yes, I am a smaller framed individual; that is due to some degree genetics, the rest is perseverance.
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Life circumstances do not discriminate. If you have read through my past entries, you will see all of the difficulties I have encountered, and continue to endure. I can empathize because of them and share mine to encourage others. T.V. makes it look so easy sometimes. We can not compare ourselves to people we see on T.V. They all have personal trainers, personal chefs, nannies, assistants. In the real world, it is hard, it is not easy, but, with perseverance it is very rewarding. So don’t live in the moment. Moments are fleeting, in this moment I feel defeated. If I live here I will stay defeated. Just keep your mind on where you want to be.