Sunday Evening Rambles


“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” – Paul Coelho.

My weight has been fluctuating plus or minus twenty pounds for the past year.   I hit a certain weight and then went off on a binge that would ensure that I wouldn’t be back at that weight for a good long while.

I understood that it was self-sabotage, but I couldn’t really stop myself from doing it. The body will only go where the mind will let it and my brain hadn’t caught up with my body.  Part of my self-sabotage was giving my brain time to just deal with the changes of the past couple of years – to adjust.

I do my best thinking when driving.  I miss the long road trips while on the mainland because that is how I could always clear my mind and figure things out.  Driving to the gym this morning,that little voice inside my head –  I’m ready now.   I’m ready to move on now and take the next step.

13.4 – More than 82,000 people submitted scores for the ascending ladder of clean and jerks and toes-to-bar with the average female completing 47 reps.   My 42 reps are below average – but it didn’t feel that way – it felt like Snoopy doing a happy dance.


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