Don't Call It a Come Back!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
My Personal Reflection – I remember this time last year being so excited about losing weight, having a great workout partner, and quickly seeing results. It’s amazing what you can do when you have your head on straight. Within five months, I had dropped 37lbs, was going to the gym 4-5 times a week and was spending more time in the mall than I should have! In November right before Thanksgiving, it all began to unravel. I tore my meniscus and had minor damage to my knee cap. I thought I would die when the doctor said “no cardio what so ever”. Considering I was limping when I walked, you would think I understood, but I’m stubborn.
I did as many floor exercises as I could until I started to feel defeated. Slowly I began to fall into my old habits of consoling myself with food. By spring time, my knee had healed but I wasn’t the same. I had gained 20lbs back and didn’t care if I gained it all back. I would stand on the scale and say “oh well” then proceed to Taco Bell for forth meal.
What I lost during that time wasn’t just myself, but my will power and self-value. I tried to blame it on everything else in my life, but it was me. I did it. I looked back on that past year and couldn’t believe that I had started off on such a great path and fell off so quickly. But there’s no more looking back – only looking at what needs to be done moving forward. And now I know that if I could do it before then I can do it again. The bonus is that I’ve had an opportunity to gain some knowledge too. So now, I’m coming back – and better than ever so watch out!
So my advice to myself (and anyone else that wants to take it): There are always second chances, but there are no excuses. Live It. Earn It. Work It.