Monday, March 30, 2009

Blink of an eye

The expression blink of an eye is really what has motivated me throughout this weight loss journey.

Yesterday, I was running somewhat of a new route, and I passed this house that had a wheelchair ramp that spanned from the front door to the sidewalk. Seeing this instantly gave me a boost- I ran harder and faster. I remember seeing the ramp and thinking, what perseverance! It must be difficult to push on when faced with that disability. In that moment, I ran for that person, whoever he or she was, because they could not.

Whoever's ramp that was may have had his or her life changed in the blink of an eye- walking one minute and wheel-chair bound the next. I've seen so many lives change that way and it has made me very grateful, but it has also made me learn to live in the moment, which is a valuable lesson for weight loss.

If you think you are not worth it, change your attitude now
If you are not satisfied with your weight loss results, do something about it now.
If things have hurt you in the past, let go of it and live in the now.

Now is very empowering because everything can change in the blink of an eye.


Carlos said...

great post and so true.

Viva La Karly said...

great post! how is your c25k program going so far? keep up the good work!