Monday, April 9, 2012
#HAWMC - Just Keep Swiming
I adore these posters -- from the traditional ("Keep Calm and Carry On") to the hilarious ("Freak Out and Throw Stuff") to the cute ("Keep On and Go to Target")... they always make me smile.
Today's #HAWMC prompt was to create one of these posters and post an image to the blog.
I've always said that healthy living / weight loss / athletic training isn't about perfection, it is about persistence and progress. If you have a bad day, it is such a blessing to know that tomorrow is a clean slate. As long as you have a smile on your face and determination in your gut, amazing things can happen.
I was about 25 when my health-consciousness began, and I kicked and fought and cried and laughed and wrote (and ran!) my way through a 72 lb weight loss -- those years were filled with incredibly high highs and incredibly low lows. But despite injuries and frustrations, weeks of gaining rather than losing weight, breakups and job stresses and losing grandparents... I never quit, and I never will.
As my guy Winston Churchill once said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loosing enthusiasm." And although "enthusiasm" is perhaps a bit too much to ask for when the going gets rough, it is never too much to hold the expectation that you'll never quit.
I've lost weight, I've gained weight. I've changed my job, my last name, my address, and my marital status in the past 6 months. But the one thing that I will never change is, no matter how many times I tumble or fall, my relentless pursuit for health and balance.
Keep on keepin' on.
Off and running,