Words mean a lot to me. I use them to draw power and keep going. Perseverance has been that word for most of my life.
The definition of perseverance is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Yep, that pretty much sums it up for me. I have never been one to take the easy road…by choice and usually through mistake.
This fitness journey I am on is a great example. I put myself in this spot through lots of mistakes that I made. The wonderful thing is we can change our course and learn from our mistakes…that is what I am doing now. This journey is difficult, but it is one that has caused me to reflect on who I am and who I want to be.
I am looking forward to a milestone this week as I go to the doctors for my six month appointment. I started this fitness journey right before my last visit and time has flown by. For the heck of it I went back and looked at my calendar and I have worked out every day since 12/25/12 except 11 days (most of which were due to travel). I know my doctor will be happy with my progress and hopefully the goal of reducing some of the medications I take for cholesterol and blood pressure will happen at this visit. No matter what I am happy and proud of myself…in years past I wouldn’t have said that, but this journey has changed me in many ways. My success will be archived because of perseverance.
Old TLoe = 282 lbs / New TLoe = 238 lbs