14 Aug 2007

Inspiration & re-dedication!

For all of you that are struggling with weight loss (you KNOW who you are...) and the impasse of the dreaded 'plateau', hopefully this offering will amuse, entertain and maybe re-ignite your journey!

A Buddhist monk on his journey home comes to the banks of a wide river. Staring hopelessly at the great obstacle in front of him, he ponders for hours on just how to cross such a wide barrier.

Just as he is to give up his journey, he sees a great teacher on the other side of the river. The monk yells over to the teacher, "Oh Master, can you tell me how to get to the other side of this river?"

The teacher ponders for a moment, looks up and down the river and yells back, "You are already on the other side."

I still believe that EVERY obstacle can be overcome through either thought or deed. I have finally realised (started reading my own message more like....) that I will never lose more weight if I do not exercise more and the running is really not working yet.

I need to recommit to this journey and NOW!

Seeing how well so many of you have done in the FBT Weight loss challenge is both inspiring and depressing at the same time. The days when I could effortlessly lose 2-3 or even 5 pounds in a week are long gone as now the merest thought of lard is likely to pile the pounds on with abandon...

So, it's gym time folks! Yes, I have joined a gym and this time it's personal.

I must admit to being a 'serial gym joiner' - I have been a member of this one at least 3 times before over the last few years.

This time though it REALLY is different, I have a goal and a community to interact with - this is why I think the weight loss challenge is so great - we can all do this together and really start to heal ourselves inside and out.


Tigerlilly said...

HA! I love it.... sometimes we do have to look at things differently to achieve what we are working towards.

Great job on joining the gym.. now the trick is actually GOING to the gym!

Lily said...

Hehe. Nice story. I need to rededicate, too, so let's do this thing. :)


Jenny said...

It's important to keep trying until you find the form of excercise that works for you. I personally can't run because of my knees. I love the story you posted about the river.