Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.
I start physical therapy today. Ten months ago, I started physical therapy from a wheelchair, 100 pounds plus heavier, and in much worse shape, especially because of the wheelchair.
Today I am walking in, no walker, feeling pretty darned good about doing this. I am looking forward to it. I have been doing the exercises I was given the last time I did physical therapy and am really ahead of where I should be.
Yesterday, I perfected walking without a limp. I just have to go slow, and remember heel-toe, heel-toe. It isn't easy, but the personal rewards are magnificent.
Isn't this all about personal rewards? Feeling good about yourself, feeling good about life, just feeling good? If you get up every single day, looking foward to the challenges ahead of you, having a plan of what you will eat, and a half hour to do exercise, you can succeed as I have.
I have a commitment. Not to anyone else in the world, but to me. I WILL be back walking a few miles every morning, I WILL make my knee stronger and less painful than it has been in the last five years, and I WILL never, ever stop.
The physical therapist I had last time, from the wheelchair is an awesome woman named Stacy. I told her that I was going to lose 100 pounds by my birthday in January, and she said, will you come see me? I told her I would. I haven't yet, as I went into the hospital right after surgery. I'm seeing Stacy today. Can't wait!!