Friday, June 01, 2007

The Challenge

Joy wrote on her blog about the past month in the 2007 Challenge. She wrote something that I had noticed throughout the month as well. We didn't communicate with each other nearly as much as we have in the past. Now, I know that people have been away from their blogs with vacations and such, but I also know that I haven't been nearly as supportive as I had been.
Many of us found May to be a difficult month in our weight loss journey. We ran in to obstacles that we weren't prepared for. We had those vacations and other celebrations that tend to be a small setback. I know I didn't follow any good plan while I spent four days celebrating my anniversary. I think that since June is here now we should all just take a deep breath and try to expel all the negativity from last month. Many of us are still struggling a bit with our troubles, but we can't let them consume us.
In January we decided that 2007 was going to be our year. We've all made a ton of progress. We've learned new habits, even if we haven't kept to them all the time. We've all learned that we feel wonderful when we go to the gym (or where ever we exercise). We've also learned that it doesn't feel as great to eat all the junk food we were accustomed to before.
Lets not let the first half of the year end on a low note. Let's all refocus, and begin again. We have succeeded this year, there's no reason not to continue that success!
And don't forget that we all need support. Remember to post and inspire your friends. Remember to encourage them. I'll be the first to admit to a lot of reading and non-commenting in the past month or so. Let's not let that continue. We need our friends so much, and there's no way for us to really show each other just how much the support and well-wishes mean. Just the few moments it takes to say Congrats, to say Good Luck, to say I'm here for you, are a small thanks that could mean the difference between success and failure for a fellow blogger.


Athena said...

Well, I'm pulling for your success. :)

Robyn said...

This post deserves a big AMEN...and a thank you!

Thanks also for your comment - I do consider myself very "blessed by the beach" so to speak.
On to a better month - thanks for the encouragement!

Michelle @ The 2007 Challenge said...

THANK YOU Jeannie for this wonderful post!! We can do this!!

You can do this!! We're all here for you!


Critter said...

Well said! I feel the same way like something just wasn't clicking in May. June is our month for recommiting. Together we can do this.

Living to Feel Good said...

Very ispiring post, and I agree! Half way though the year, lets end on a high note!!

JOY said...

I am so glad I am not alone in how I was feeling about May!!

Lets kick some butt in June - we can do it everyone!

This is such a great post and emphasises even more the need to communicate and encourage each other so we can reach our goals and turn our lives around.

Lets get back to it - starting right now this very minute! No looking back - we all have to look forward now.

JOY said...

Howdy Partner!!

I am so chuffed to have you for another month to be one of my challenge partners!

I am also glad to see you are up beat for the June Challenge.

Seems we have three other partners - at least we will be able to encourage each other and be there for one another which obviously didn't happen last month.

Good luck with this months challenges - we can do it!!


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