Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hello - It's Been Awhile

I am sorry, I had to take a break and get myself focused. However, I haven't stopped, and I've been quite busy really. There's been a lot going on and honestly, I've been living out the every step's a victory  mantra.

There's been lots of struggles and tons of ups and downs. But I have to say each step toward a healthy, whole life is still victorious. As a matter of fact, revisiting that is why I decided to get the blog back up and going again. I did get a website set up, you can check it out if you'd like. I still have to get the blog up and going on the site It won't be like this one, it will have more general information about healthy eating, exercising and things that are not as much about my own journey, it'll be more educational. Check out the Every Step's A Victory site and let me know what you think so far.

For me life continues to be a struggle, I think that may hold true for most people who deal with a chronic condition. It seems no matter what I do, I just can't stay ahead. I can be trucking along real good, paying attention to everything and still struggle. Yesterday, I was reminding myself of one of my early mantras: progress is progress. It doesn't matter how little it may feel - if you continue to make good choices and see even a tiny bit of improvement, or even if you don't see it - it's still progress.

Sometimes, just the fact that you are still hanging in there and not giving up - is progress. It's forward thinking and it will help keep you on the right path to a healthier lifestyle and wholeness. I really don't think it takes much to make progress. Sometimes, though, progress is not measurable. I know, that goes against everything you've been told. The struggle is real and some days just keeping your head in the game is progress enough - just the fact that you didn't give up is progress.

To make progress, I think setting goals is important. But you don't have to take the roof of the thing to accomplish it. For instance, if your goal is to average 5000 steps a day, averaging 5001 steps a day is advancing. Losing an ounce may not seem significant, but it's still winning and still forward progress.

The fact that you are still in the game, still care and still setting goals is progress. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other - because every step toward your goals is a victory. Whatever your goals are, big or small, just keep moving toward them.And this is my goal, just to keep moving forward even when it feels like my body betrays me! lol. I'll keep setting goals and I'll keep moving forward progress is progress!