Momentum. I had momentum. I was gung ho to get this weight off. I had the momentum of a really good exercise routine on my side. I had the ball rolling in the right direction and life was going great.
Then I hit a speed bump. The first speed bump was the pain in my foot. I continued on for a day or two after the pain began, but eventually stopped until I found out what was happening. My momentum was altered. I went to the doctor and decided that for the sake of healing that I would use the elliptical and ride my bike as my forms of exercise. I started to rebuild my momentum. I was rolling along (literally hahaha). And then out of the blue I got hit with another speed bump. The second speed bump was in the form of being sick. It knocked me out of commission and it took me a while to get back on my feet.
I was well enough to ride this past weekend. However, my momentum is gone. I didn’t ride. I didn’t make it to the gym to use the elliptical. I didn’t…I didn’t….I didn’t. BAD, I know! I swore that I would get up and ride early this morning. Did I? NO. Not good.
When the ball is rolling it’s a great thing. The momentum carries you along even when you aren’t feeling it. But when that momentum comes to a grinding halt it takes a whole bunch to get it moving again. I’m pushing my shoulder against that big boulder right now trying to get it moving. I NEED to get it moving for a few reasons. Number one, exercise is healthy and will help me with my weight loss efforts. Secondly, I need it for my emotional well being. Exercise has been a stress reliever….it has a calming effect on my emotions. I NEED that right now.