I was beyond honoured when my friend Kerry asked me to write a guest post on her blog, Winding Road. I really respect her writing. She is honest, funny, poignant and real in the words she shares with her audience.
When she reached out, my immediate answer was, YES! I’d love to!!
But then anxiety set in. What in the world was I going to write about?
As I began to take stock of my journey, I realized there were a few lessons I learned along the way. Lessons that transcend exercise, diet and weight loss — topics perhaps not everyone has as keen an interest in as I do.
I wanted to pick a big AHA! moment, a key learning, which might apply to life in general.
Taking things to extremes.
What’s that they say? Everything in moderation…
For me it was going from a largely sedentary life to one where I went balls-to-the-wall for nearly 9 months of hard-core daily workouts of 2 hours or more.
The softly swinging pendulum of my life started to feel more like an out-of-control wrecking ball, smashing with it my enthusiasm, my optimism and my desire to even continue on the path to my goal.Luckily, I was sufficiently tuned in to my own physical and mental well-being by this point in the journey to recognize this.
I knew I needed to regain balance in my life. I needed to get back to connecting to what was important for me.
If you’d like to learn more about how I turned that wrecking ball back into a manageable pendulum, please click over to read my post on Kerry’s blog here.
And then stay a while. Poke around a bit. Her posts really are awesome. I think there’s something there for everyone.
Thanks so much!
p.s. Note that I *could* have used any number of Miley-Wrecking-Ball images for the gratuitous nudity and shock factor. I see it as a sign of huge personal growth that I didn’t go there. 🙂
- Freestyle Fridays Guest Post: Slowing the Swinging the Pendulum (kerryswindingroad.com)
- Slowing the Swinging Pendulum (myyearofsweat.wordpress.com)