Grit – Do You Have It?

I was reading this blog post the other day, which just happened to coincide with the final Biggest Loser weigh-in for the summer, and I was left asking myself if I have grit.

I would have described myself as having grit when I first started running again and got myself out of bed to go run, all by myself, and train for my first half-marathon, all by myself.

I would have described myself as having grit when I worked my tail off and lost nearly 50 pounds a couple of years ago.

I would have described myself as having grit when I trained for my first marathon through injury and illness.

I would have described myself as having grit at a number of points in my life.

But I feel like I have lost some of that grit recently.

A running injury has kept me down for two weeks now.

The last few days, every morning I wake up thinking I am going to do a great job with food and exercise today. And then I go back to sleep or eat something I shouldn’t, or too much of something that wouldn’t be so bad in moderation.

And every night I go to bed thinking tomorrow is going to be different and I am going to do better.

And then it happens all over again.

I have lost my grit.

And I am not sure how to get it back.

But I am going to get it back. Somehow. Someway.

Because I am not happy with the way things have been the last couple of weeks (months?).

Because I am not happy with the way my clothes fit.

Because I am not happy with my low energy level.

Because I am not happy being lazy.

Because I am not happy when I am not cooking healthily.

Because I am not happy with my current mindset.

Because I am not happy.

So here’s to finding my grit, and keeping it.

Have you lost your grit in some area? How are you going to get it back?

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