Last week at camp, according to the health app on my phone, I walked a grand total of 34.8 miles. I took 83,920 total steps. And climbed the equivalent of 173 flights of stairs.
So for the six days I was at Green Valley, that averages out to 5.8 miles, 13,995 steps and 28.8 flights of stairs per day. I’m tired all over again just looking at those numbers.
I did not overeat while there...I did not get seconds at any meal. I also did not over indulge at the canteen (mostly bought “sports drinks” and maybe a candy bar a day).
You would think that I would have lost several pounds while on the GVBC diet and fitness plan. Yet when I got home, I had GAINED about 2 pounds!
Needless to say, I am a little bummed about this. I usually count on Green Valley to jump start my weight loss in preparation for my annual wellness visit with my doctor in the fall.
So how do we deal with things that bum us out? What do we do when we do not get the desired results? What do we do when we fail to achieve a goal? How do we handle discouragement?
Do we give up? Do we figure there’s no point? Do we cry out in despair? Do we get mad? Do we question God’s love for us?
Of course not! We get up, dust ourselves off, and keep plugging away. Perhaps we try to find something positive in that failure that will help us in the future. We prayerfully set a new goal and set about trying to achieve it.
I still have hope that by my wellness visit I will drop 15-20 pounds. I’m just going to assume that I gained 2 pounds of muscle last week...yeah...that’s it...see, I feel better already!