It doesn't matter how well you plan things in your life, something almost always gets in your way or prevents you from moving in the right direction.  Maybe you run into a wall and just can't move any further with your plans or maybe you end up taking the wrong path that ends up creating set backs with your planning.  Trying to lose weight and running into these type of barriers in your life are sometimes common for many people.

I know, I'm trying to lose weight and have run into many of them.  Some walls that I've run into are easier than others to get around, but there always seems to be that one wall or obstacle that many of us face that usually gives us either our biggest challenge or just leaves us wondering what to do next.

This last week was very busy for me, in fact, so busy that time literally flew by instantly, but I still have this feeling that it is the previous weekend.  It's like I awakened from a deep sleep and lost seven days of my life.  It doesn't feel as if a week went by at all, but the calendar says differently.  I'm sure you have probably experienced this at least once or twice in your life as well.

This episode has put me behind in several projects that I wanted to complete this month and with me trying to lose weight, it has also interfered a little with that as well.  It started out last weekend by helping some other people on projects of their own and I was tied up for several days working on that.  Then one of my cars blew a head gasket and I've been working on getting it repaired.  And of course, there just can't be one thing wrong with it, there's always got to be something more.  Head gasket replacement, new water pump, thermostat and the list goes on, like maybe even a new engine.

Now, on top of that, I'm heading into a new job and even though it is something I will enjoy doing and I'm confident that I will like my new position, it can still cause a little anxiety for anyone when first starting out.  That really doesn't bother me, in fact, none of the things, even my car with its expensive problems doesn't bother me.  What does end up bothering me is the fact that I can't finish or achieve my short term goals that I've set for myself.  I'm not a perfectionist by any means, but I do believe in goals.

With me trying to lose weight, something that I'm taking seriously in my life, just like family or my work.  I get concerned when I can't finish or do something accordingly.  While I'm trying to lose weight, going to the gym is one of the things that I count on as a support measure for myself.  I've always enjoyed working out and when I commit myself to frequenting the gym I do it consistently.  However, this last week was somewhat of a mess up for me as  I haven't been to the gym in the last nine days.  For many people, that's not a problem and it really isn't a big problem for me as well.

It's just part of those things in life, the ups and downs that people face and have to deal with.  My problem is not letting it go further, where the days become weeks and weeks become months.  I know it can happen to me, it did before.  Of course, there are more important things that we all have to deal with in life.  However, besides my family, my health is a top priority for me.  I'm taking it more seriously now than I ever did before. 

For me, trying to lose weight will have its ups and downs no matter what.  But, no matter what walls or obstacles I come across, there will always be ways around them for me and anyone else.