Friday, February 11, 2011

Overcoming Unexpected Obstacles!

Any of you ever have an unexpected obstacle try to keep you from achieving your goals? Well, I had a biggie recently! And, I am just now getting back on the blogging track again after a very unexpected setback. Here's what happened...A couple of weeks ago, I was hit with a fever, and had terrible cramps during my 2nd day of my period that wouldn't go away. I thought it was female, and finally realized something unusual was up. I booked a doctor's appointment and literally the day before my appointment, Dallas was hit with a huge winter storm that shut everything down for 4 days. UNBELIEVABLE! I was hurting so bad, miserable and literally was bed ridden for over a week. When I finally got into see a doctor, they confirmed what my sister had guessed, I had a bladder/urinary tract infection. Geez Louise! I just finished up my last antibiotic yesterday. And, today I feel great! Praise God! But, now I realize, I have a choice to make...

I cannot tell you all the "give up" thoughts I battled with during this period of time. I couldn't exercise, I felt totally derailed from my goal, and I felt like I was somehow a failure to myself and in some weird way, to my 52 Club buddies. I fought off thoughts like, "What's the point?" "Why blog?" "Why get back on track?" "Who cares?" Crazy, isn't it? But, you know what? The reality is that the biggest part of our battle really is in our mind. In our thoughts. That's where it all starts. What I think, what I believe really does effect my actions, my choices. Sooooooo, I am choosing to agree with victorious thoughts. I am engaging again, and building on where we started. I hope you will continue to come along with me.

I also am going to revise the way I am blogging. You may see some subtle changes as I evaluate and tweak what works best and as always, what makes this the most motivating, a light load, and most of all FUN! I really believe those are essential factors for the long term success of taking my body back.

I sincerely want to thank you guys for reading, commenting and participating through the month of January. I think it made a big difference for me in the wanting to "stick with it" factor and believing that doing it with others is more fun and actually more encouraging than going at it alone. I trust that somehow my setback will be worked out for good and I really, really am looking forward to continuing to share this part of my journey with you guys.

Much love and success! And until tomorrow ~ sweet and slender dreams!

PS - Thank you to my beautiful and all so inspiring daughter, Jessica for encouraging me not to quit. She mentioned us on her blog a few days ago and says she gets encouraged by reading the 52 Club blog. Here's the link: You should enter her cool give away while you are there. I love you so much honey!

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  1. Tonya Baldwin-McFarlinFebruary 11, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Oh Bec! You are such an inspiration to me! I have been "off the wagon" for 2 weeks. I started Weight Watchers online on 12/29 and lost 7 lbs in the first 2 weeks. As is my usual habit, I decided I would take a 1 day break from WW and forgot to go back.

    I went to a hypnotist on 1/24 and have since stopped smoking. During the session I explained to the hypnotist that I did not want to eat in lieu of smoking but would rather substitute water, exercise and reading for cigarettes. Well... apparently my subconscious mind didn't hear that part because i have put away at least 4 bags of Sweetheart Conversation Hearts and they must have a ton of sodium because I feel like I am carrying Lake Michigan from my neck down!!!

    Today I decided it was time to get my head back in the game ASAP! No more excuses. JUST DO IT!!!

  2. Tonya - Well good for you for getting back on the saddle girlfriend! And, don't feel bad! That "bad feeling" will just be fuel to try and keep you where you are at, and not where you want to be going. Glad to be of inspiration, that's for sure. It truly is a fight to stay focused and committed to taking care of ourselves, now isn't it?! And, we are changing not only our habits, but our mindsets! Thanks so much for the transparency. I know it helps me and probably others that are reading.

    I love your Nike slogan, "Just Do It!" One of my favs and certainly applicable.