“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of black history month, and one of American black history’s most prolific personages, Rev. King, I’ve placed the above quote to finish my 90-Day challenge strong where my results have come up short.
I weighed in this morning at 239lbs. Well short of my goal of 222lbs. You may be asking yourself, “Wookie, what went wrong?” In short, everything. This past 4 weeks has thrown all but the kitchen sink at my goals of weight loss & health.
My car has broken down not once but twice, costing me a pretty penny & the ability to travel to & from work efficiently. I’m forced, at this time, to travel to & from work via public bus system. Couple that with –7 degree temperatures & 20 below wind-chill and it’s very difficult to find the time & energy to maintain such an undertaking.
Not to mention I’m forced to wake at 6am now every morning, not to work out, but simply to get to & from work.
I’m not making excuses folks, we all have boundaries we’re willing to cross, others we wish to maintain for one reason or another. If I wanted to bad enough I suppose I could’ve found both the time & the drive to get it done. And for one reason or another I chose not too.
I suppose I felt it more important to preserve both physical & mental health by taking it easy. I am, after all, moving into a new home soon in Burnsville, MN. There’s a lot going on in my little microcosm. A lesser man might break under the stress. Yet, a better man might thrive under the circumstances. I can’t say for sure I’m only responsible for myself.
That being said, I am healthier. I still lost weight, 3 lbs since the beginning of my 90-day challenge, and since I began taking Youngevity products almost a year ago at a weight of 258 lbs, I’ve lost a total of 19lbs. Not bad actually. Let us not forget either that the 20 lbs in 90 days challenge was a lark. It was something to write about in the greater scheme of things. The fact of the matter, as I’ve pointed out in the beginning is that I’m pursuing a life-style change. This isn’t about losing any amount of weight in any set period of time.
The journey is the destination. This April 1st, 2013, I will celebrate one whole year off of cigarettes. It will mark the date that I decided I was sick & tired of being sick & tired. I thank you for participating in this journey on some small level & wish you all the success in the world in accomplishing your own goals. Heck! This may be the best-darned article I’ve written of the whole series!
I encourage all of you to go to www.GCNLive.com & to download the free app! Listen to Dr. Joe Wallach of Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, Dr. Glidden of Fire Your MD and Pharmacist Ben Fuchs of The Bright Side Show to learn more about diet, health & nutrition. This information could save your life or the life of a loved one.
For more information on Youngevity products and how YOU too can reverse the damage done to your body over years of poor diet and inactivity, visit: http://adammnchange.my90forlife.com/