I want to thank Janice from Fitness Cheerleader, she wrote a post about her theme song for 2014 (Keep Holding On… What is Your Theme Song for 2014?). I am not one to pick up new music as I have so many that I love now... I own well over a 1000 songs but she talked so passionately about it that I wrote down the title and promised myself that I would listen to it the first chance I had. That chance came tonight.
The song is Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne, I was not sure she would be a singer that I would enjoy but this song proved me wrong, she has a fan in me now. These words are so moving and inspiring. Today the contest started, I have been slacking for nearly a month... walking a mile here an there, eating a few extra calories. My wake up call came when I stepped on the scale and I had gained a few pounds back... Maintaining is going to be so much harder than I even thought.
For the past month, I have come home... logged onto the computer and relaxed. Tonight I went out and I walked for nearly two miles, I did it with an average speed of 15 and a half minutes per mile. It felt good, really good.. I came home all sweaty and relaxed, I turned on YouTube and pulled up the song. I have to tell you, this is my theme song for the year too, it speaks to me on so many levels.
I needed this wake up call today, for the past month I have allowed other things to get in the way of what I wanted. There will always be excuses, there will always be people who don't believe in me, there will always be times I might not believe in myself but I cannot allow any of that to stop me from achieving my goals. The start of the goals is to get healthy and start training for a 10K in May or June. Achieving these goals will lead me to all the other ones I have.
I lost my way for a while, I am working my way back... I love this line in the song... There's no other way when it comes to the truth. So keep holding on... no matter what... the truth is there. Every time we think we have buried something, the truth always shows itself... I just have to keep holding on...
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