|Gone feising with friends at SLC feis, Utah|
Working Will Win When Wishy Washy Wishing Won't
I injured myself last Monday in class while practicing for a feis. I've been working very hard to strengthen my body and learn my new dances and with a strained calf muscle I couldn't even go up on my toe. To add insult to injury, I gained weight last week and was trying not to feel overwhelmed with the fact that I now had to lose a few extra pounds.
When set backs happen, I struggle with wondering why am I pushing myself so hard and spending so much time working toward a goal that many people view me as too old for. I begin wondering if those naysayers are right.
I decided that I would be as positive as possible. I let my leg rest and I practiced my dances in my head. I stretched each day and continued to prepare for the feis. I ate healthy and walked for exercise.
By Thursday I was able to dance full out, after a full warm up. I attended the feis (for the first time since I put my back out last summer) and had a great time visiting with some of my feis friends. And the icing on the cake? I lost the weight I gained plus a bit more.
In reflection I realize that if I had given up to the voices that tell me that I am too old, or I am injured, or I can't lose the weight, I would be right where I started on Monday evening. I now have momentum and confidence that my goals are attainable.
Don't give up your goals. Push forward with faith and perseverance. If your goals are realistic for you, keep at them and don't give up!
Weight lost=1.9 pounds
Total weight loss=3 pounds
What do you do when obstacles are placed in your way? How have you overcome setbacks?