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This Journey Is Incredible...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Good morning!

What a beautiful Saturday morning in September, the sun is shining and the air is crisp. This journey I've been on everyday for almost a year now is truly incredible. Somedays I certainly get bogged down and discouraged, but let me tell you...there have been some major changes inside of me.

I'm in a transition period right, just starting to feel settled in and comfortable working 2 full time jobs...this past week, I actually really enjoyed it and had some fun. I've always liked working hard and the feeling that comes from putting in the effort and being able to appreciate and enjoy the results.

Just like work, financial/business stuff....my weight loss efforts have really been incredible compared to how it was before last year. I'm so much more mindful of what I eat and when, exercising, but the biggest gift that has grown inside of me in regards to my weight, my body and my health is that I feel like I'm steering this journey and I'm not just a passenger, the hope I have today is real and it is balanced with a genuine acceptance of myself exactly as I am....and that I like who I am, fat and all. Yes, I'm committed to working at losing weight and getting healthier and experiencing freedoms that have been foreign to me, but I dig who I am as a person, as partner with Cindy, as a son, as a brother, a friend, a business owner and now as an employee. I'm Alright... and on the days that get dark, I have the support and love from my inner circle to help me get a true perspective and move through whatever emotional congestion I have and start making things happen again.

It always feels better to be climbing out of a hole then to be sliding into one!

What you think upon grows, either way...positive or negative...it's gonna grow.

Have a super smooth holiday weekend, Ryan
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  • no profile photo CD3151014
    Wonderful. You said it: it feels good to reap the benefits of our hard work. You've done a great job so far. Enjoy and continue the ride!
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    3939 days ago
  • NEWLIBRARIAN
    Great Blog Ryan, Keep on reaching for the goal!

    3940 days ago
  • RACINGSLUG
    What an absolutely beautiful and inspirational sentiment. There's nothing quite so rewarding as taking control of our own lives. I am so glad things have gone well for you and wish you nothing but the best.
    3942 days ago
  • MSEVERLAST
    What an amazing inspiring blog - one I'd like to keep and refer to when the going gets tough!

    So happy for you Ryan and thrilled I get to join you on this journey!
    3943 days ago
  • CAROLANN27
    How wonderful to see you feeling so on top of the world!! When you take such good care of yourself it really makes you feel great!! Congratulations!!
    3943 days ago
  • MASRITE
    So glad to hear that things are going good for you. You are adjusting so well to working 2 jobs and keeping a healthy life style. Hope you have a wonderful, long weekend!!
    3944 days ago
  • JANEYINMADTOWN
    Amen bro! Enjoy the long weekend...You are more than alright...you are an amazing, awesome person!
    3944 days ago
  • JSTCHLIN
    Sounds AWESOME! Enjoy your weekend.
    3944 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7009225
    Stellar words! And you are so right! It always feels better coming out of the hole than sliding in! I think it is a real testament too that we can now see when we are sliding in and start working right away to crawl out as quickly as possible! We do our best not to wallow in it!

    Have a great weekend piloting your ship!
    3944 days ago
  • STEPHLOKI
    Thats great! Reminds me of the song "get in the driver seat" by Eric Wainaina (a local Kenyan singer).

    you are doing great.
    3944 days ago
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