belated happy four-year anniversary to me…

belated happy four-year anniversary to me…

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

I missed the four-year anniversary of my fitbattle. It was on May 5, 2011.

I’ve had my ups and downs during my four-year battle to get and stay fit. That’s really the point of my blog. If it were easy I suppose I wouldn’t consider my fitness journey a battle and I certainly would have never thought to blog about it.

I’ve had mostly ups during my fitbattle. It’s only just recently that I’ve been struggling with a downward spiral that finally seems to be coming to an end. It’s lasted nearly six months now. Wow… that’s tough to admit.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do. ~Confucius

I recently had an annual physical and I just had my appointment to review the results of the battery of tests that they do as part of the physical. I was not surprised when I heard my numbers (cholesterol) but I was disappointed (in myself).

Why or how did I let it get and go this far? What has changed? Where is that damn fitbattle ball that I lost sight of? (you know… keep your eyes on the ball! be the ball!) Somehow I slipped further and further away from my fitbattle. I made excuses and justified my slip ups and now what do I have to show for it? Bad numbers!

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. ~Abraham Lincoln

It’s not the end of the world. I certainly know what I need to do. It’s just tough to admit and (honestly) a bit embarrassing. Who am I to blog about fitness if I’m not going to be a good example to my followers?

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely. ~unknown

But that’s actually the point… we have ups and downs (all of us) and what is most important is how we overcome the challenges we face. Especially when the biggest challenge is facing us head on in the mirror… ourselves!

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~Les Brown

I started logging my food again this week. I will be retested for cholesterol in three months which is plenty of time to get my $#!+ together. Chris (my personal trainer) wants to do measurements. I’m pretty sure I do not want to know what my measurements are…but we’ll probably do them in a couple of weeks.

For now I’m gonna face my fitbattle one day at a time… just like always.

Until later… Kathi