Saturday, August 31, 2013

A fond kiss goodbye to summer...

I can't believe that this is the last day of August.  I know that a lot of the country dealt with extreme weather conditions over the summer, especially the heat.  But not here.  This was an unusually cold and miserable summer, so it crushes me to see fall coming.

This summer, as you know, marked me being in maintenance for one year.  I'm pretty proud of myself.  While I certainly had my ups and downs, they were more mental then physical!  My weight really hovered within a 10 pound swing back and forth throughout the whole year.  I'm not completely sure what "normal" is, but that seems pretty freaking close!

So now, as summer says goodbye and we enter fall, I know that it is time for me to look at my life and re-evaluate my goals and objectives.

When I talk to my clients, we talk about how early recovery is a funny place to be.  Recovering addicts and alcoholics don't fit in with their old using crowd, but they also don't feel like they fit in either with those people that have never had an addiction.

I feel a little like that, too!  I'm not part of the obese and unhealthy, yet I still don't feel like I'm part of the "normal eater" club, either!!

So, tomorrow I run my 1/2 marathon and then will take some time to reflect on where my life goes from here!  But September is going to be a CRAZY month - I'm going to try to hang on and be flexible about where the ride takes me.  Flexibility and optimism are two things I am going to strive for!!

I hope that everyone out there is taking some time this long weekend to think about fall and what goals you have!  I'd love to hear about them!!
 

Oh! and P.S. - please send good vibes to me for the 1/2 tomorrow!!!!

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