Saturday, June 14, 2008

THE CRUSADES - by dougal macdonald Chief Evangalist - Day 4


29.52 - A very significant number but before I tell you why.....the answer to your question is NO, I'm not out of my mind....I wish I was going skiing but I don't think it is on my "to do" list for a little while.


It is a beautiful cold winter morning on the Hiveld and I'm dressed for my walk.
This picture has just been taken and the thing that really struck me, is, that I'm smiling.
I suddenly realised that I havn't really smiled for quite a while. Well today I'm really, really happy.
WHY? When I woke up I got out of bed and gingerly walked the 30 or so paces to the kettle. ......One needs to have a cuppa tea when one awakens, does one not...very civilised.
What struck me was that my legs were very sore. My quads, my hammy's, my shins...No, couldn't be, could it....DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness. But I was only using body weight for yesterday's leg work. Wow what a realisation.
I then started smiling and got HAPPY. I have reached rock bottom. Isn't that great. I have no place to go but up....and I mean way up.
Rock bottom isn't always a bad place to be. yes it hurts, emotionally, yes our pride gets dented, yes we wonder what will people who know us think of us.
Well, when we cut through that pile of garbage we will find that it's a heck of a lot easier to start anything from rock bottom than it is from half way up.
Ever tried a diet and just sailed through to your goal...well that's because you started from....you guessed it..rock bottom.
So if any of you are at rock bottom....you are ready...hook up with a friend, or ask for help and support from a shredder, read Adam Water's blog, and get going.
Yes TODAY, would be good.
By the way, that number at the top....is my walk time today - down from 40minutes
Whoooooo hoooooooooo!

12 comments:

Mike Groom said...

Mate, you look really happy in that photo. Great to see the improvement with every post.

dougal said...

Mike, thanks man...life is good.

julie8430 said...

29.52 rocks. Ability to see reality for what it is and demand positive perspective rocks too. Your choices these days reveal your character which is pretty kick butt if you ask me. Take no hostages.

I'm at a conference this weekend - on a remote college campus - was going to take a couple days off but as we said yesterday, there are no excuses. Feels good to be able to move. gratitude is overwhelming. Hang tough.

dougal said...

Hey J, thank you....good on you for keeping on keeping on, one day at the time, that's the way you do it. Enjoy the conference...and have some fun...after all, isn't that what conferences are for.

Meredith said...

Dougal, your positive attitude is contagious...not to mention your smile. You should be so proud of your time improvement. Thanks for inspiring!

Anonymous said...

1000% amazing. God's grace shines through you. For anyone to go through what you have and to maintain the PMA that you have is nothing short of a miracle and Gods work in action. You are an inspiration and a kick in the butt to anyone who has let adversity get them down. aka me. ~best, you are definitely walking the talk.

Marbella said...

Hello Dougal, BTW, you are not rock bottom, just a little in the ditch, but with your head on right, there is no way you won´t be 100% before you know it. Besides, it doesn´t matter how far we have to go...with life we have to motor along no matter, so am vry pleased with your walking...what a blessing to be able to walk! With that, you can do anything. Go for it, but do take care.
Lynda

Shari Kraft said...

You go boy! So proud of you!

dougal said...

Thank you Shari....CBS - can't be stopped.

Michael said...

Dougal, you look great in today's picture. Happy Father's Day my friend. Keep the positive attitude!

dougal said...

Michael, Dude, thanks..Life is good.

My 1-2-3 Fat Loss Solution said...

Happy Father's day Dougal - wow what an incredible accomplishment and powerful statement..so true...keep moving you are doing great and probably better than some expected. Proud of you!