From the get go I stated, "My spiritual, mental and physical well being, as well as the relationships in my life, are far more important to me than a timeframe or deadline I set for myself, all in the name of challenging myself." Right now my spiritual well-being and very important relationships are the primary focus of my life. Does that mean I am throwing everything else to the wind? Eating junk? Slacking on my workouts? No. It just means my thoughts and that which I am led to write about are the things weighing most important on my heart right now. Is this coincidence? I think not.
Think about every season of the Biggest Loser you have ever watched. There are tears shed, relationships mended, deep challenges addressed. Likewise, Chris Powell encourages and assists those he is helping to transform, to address emotional issues as well. Why is this? Because many people relate food to "feeling better" when down emotionally. I know I have been one of those people (heck, I still have those tendencies!). I know I like to head for the sweets when I am feeling stressed. I also know, that it doesn't take much to get one into a surplus of calories, and kick in fat gain, or even get stuck right where one is. It is all tied together.
I am convinced the challenges I have been facing head on for the past couple of weeks, are intended to not only allow me to better move forward in my physique goals, but also to become stronger spiritually, and in effect mentally and emotionally. As I said on Saturday, I tweaked my diet this week to support my workouts and time my carbohydrates. That has been going well. My training is also going well. At this point I am going to settle into a bit of a grind, and just stick with my program for a couple weeks, or until I sense the need to make more adjustments. As of this morning, I am FINALLY down a 1/2 pound. Sure it's not much, but Rome wasn't built in a night! ;)
Have a great day!
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