Yesterday morning, it was kind of a fall like morning. Kind of hazy and foggy and cool. There was really a delightful feel in the air...all crisp and fresh. I happened to look out at my neighbors farm and I saw...through the fog...what I thought was a deer.
It's a rare thing to have such a sighting and I was delighted to get the opportunity to view wildlife while standing in my bedroom.
This little deer was majestic and really beautiful with the silhouette of its body standing strong in the fog. I was reveling in the moment and enjoying all of my senses experiencing this amazing time. The sights and smells were truly over the top and really hard to describe!!
After some time of watching my deer friend, I realized that it did not move for quite some time. I thought, hummm is it hearing something and getting ready to take off....is it sighting some delectable yummy somewhere... What could this beauty be doing?
So after a considerable amount of time watching, I regretfully had to get ready for work...all the while thanking God for such a beautiful sight and thinking how lucky I am to be living where I am able to see such a thing.
I hurried to get myself ready so I could spend some more time watching nature through my window. I could not get done fast enough!
Soon I was back at my window, perched on my chair... and I realized that that deer still had not moved and it had been over a half hour since I last saw it. Humm...I wondered...what could be up?
Then suddenly....I realized it was a lawn ornament deer!!!!
No wonder the dumb thing did not move!!!
Now I had a choice to make about this situation....
- I could chalk it up to just another dumb thing I got myself into.
- I could have allowed it to ruin my day.
- I could have beaten myself up for not realizing the obvious.
I could have done a number of things to discount that beautiful thing that happened that morning.
Just like our health and fitness journey.
We can go through this journey....doing all the right things and the minute we get on the scale all the good things, happy feelings, accomplishments, goals, success, happy times, and determination can go right out the window, because of what that scales says. We choose to let that happen. We choose to let that scale tell all. If we lose, well we are awesome.....but if we don't, then we are........
and on and on.....
We can allow that thing to tell us all that. Or we can remember that that scale does not tell the whole story. Just because that number did not change, it does not always mean that you're a failure or a loser. It's just not what it seems.
If you are working your plan and staying true to what you know you need to do. Then you need to remember that other things are going on. If you are working out, you are getting stronger, leaner and healthier. If you are keeping your calories at the fat burning range, you will get thinner. If you are doing all the right things to get healthier. Then it will happen. You will see success!!!
So don't allow the scale to tell the whole story. Just do what you know to do. EVERY DAY!!! Don't give up and keep pushing through!! You keep focused and your will reach your health and fitness goals.
Are you with me?