Recommitment starts today, paddling further to relinquish the pounds and live a healthy lifestyle. Time to contemplate the process, set fresh goals, and align and energize waning motivation, contributes to momentum and triumph. Repeated dedication in short term increments is how to prolong the hard journey against the current. My goal weight, suddenly reachable within these next weeks creates new psychological challenges. Many stagnate as they close in on the gem of a weight loss number. Close enough to reach out and grab what we desire, loose footing, spinning out of control, and capsizing may occur while we struggle to stay afloat. Smoothly traveling along powerful currents in a stream of potential obstacles is exciting, scary, and incredibly inspiring.

To navigate the boat along the desired path, steering clear of mental mishaps requires intention, determination, and consistency. These next weeks carry no different weight than the past. Steady on with processes already in place, preparing healthy food, meeting macros, and exercising muscles, make the map readily readable to follow. Veering away, turning around, leaning weight to one side, definitely constitutes self sabotage. Rocking the boat causes a splash until eventually and inevitably falling in results. Paddling successfully along the path of weight loss, health, and healing requires direction, stamina, and constant reexamination. Yet there is no need to sabotage efforts when traveling smoothly and successfully. If already thriving, change nothing!

Recommiting to processes that work is simply about sustaining motivation. When energy wanes and goals are close, we tend to amble confidently without focus, coasting aimlessly, until one day we find ourselves overboard in the water, the current dragging us toward the waterfall. If such should happen, reach your boat, climb aboard again, seek support, and rediscover your reasons for the journey. No shame in failing and falling; it is what we do when drowning seems imminent that matters. Climb aboard and recommit to the process. The gem you seek is yours for the taking. Recommitment is a prerequisite for long term success. Today continues my paddling upstream, but recommitment keeps me afloat while the paddles dip deeply and smoothly, aiming for consistency and steady direction.