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The Come Back
After continuous thought about what to write about for my first blog entry, I have decided to write about my recent struggle with fitness. I could start off talking about how well I have done on my fitness journey, my results, and what worked for me, but you will get enough of that through out the blog as time goes on. But since this is about my fitness journey and yours too, why not start here where I am now? As a social worker, one of the most important things that I do is to evaluate where the client is today. So in the spirit of social work, that’s what we will do, begin with the present.
Most recently I have had set backs for a few months. As of March of this year, I began my fitness journey for the second time! Granted, I originally started my quest to get fit in 2010, but it was less of a journey at that time and more of a phase as I would crash diet and work out to just lose the weight. To then go back to my old habits once the weight came off. However, this time around I began to shift my fitness regime to a lifestyle of clean eating, and consistent workout schedules of 4-5 times a week. This was not just a routine for me but it became my life, that is until October. Around this time, I found myself going back to my old habits of binge eating, eating out daily, and working out 1-2 times a week, if at all. All the hard work I have done, I can see it slowly diminishing right before my eyes. But after kicking myself for over a month, I remembered a message that my pastor delivered during a sermon struck me; “A Set Back is Just A Set Up for a Come Back”. I realized that, this is a set back, and I am ready for my come back. Besides who doesn’t love a great come back? For those in the same boat as me lets remember its all a process so lets not beat ourselves up, but instead pick ourselves up and prepare for the greatest come back of all times.
What are some of your fitness setbacks? How are you getting through it?