Wow! Can you believe it? I’ve been in a fitbattle to save and/or extend my life for 1500 days. That’s four years and forty days.
I googled 1500 days and couldn’t find anything significant to compare my 1500 days to… so maybe my accomplishment will give other people something to find when they google 1500 days.
I did find a blog titled 1500 days which was started on January 9, 2011 by a guy named Gert but he stopped blogging on January 27. His original intention was to spend 1500 days to change his way of living. I sure hope he didn’t quit.
There have been times when just one day seemed impossible, let alone 40 days or 1500. I cannot help but think about all of the religious references to 40 days…sorry my non-religious friends. Lent is forty days; Moses spent forty days on Mount Sinai with God; Elijah spent forty days and nights walking to Mount Horeb; God sent rain in the great flood of Noah for forty days and nights; Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness where he fasted.
Crazy that 40 days is only the leftovers from the four plus years I’ve been in my fitbattle. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve changed my lifestyle over the last 1500 days. I still have weak moments, days, weeks, and even month(s). That’s part of life.
The difference now is that I know what to do. When things get tough instead of turning to Ben & Jerry for comfort I hit the gym for an endorphins and serotonin boost. When I find myself off course I know how to get back on track. I have tools that I can fall back on and a new network of like-minded friends that I can lean on.
What am I doing on fitbattle day #1500? Well… I got up early today to meet Mia at the gym (for the last time cause she’s moving to Miami) for some cardio. Right now I’m hanging out at Starbucks blogging, killing time, and trying to stay busy so I don’t think too much about my recent breakup. Next I’m going to do some reading and then I have a session with my personal trainer, Chris, this afternoon. You know… business as usual.
In the scheme of things there’s nothing special about today, well except for the fact that it marks my 1500th day in battle. Oh and it’s my sister Teresa’s wedding anniversary too… So like they say… today is the first day of the rest of my life (and fitbattle).
Until later… Kathi