Getting Back on Track

by Robyn Wright on December 16, 2014

in Living

Getting Back on Track -

Life is quite a wild ride.

Sometimes faster that we would like it to go, sometimes moving too slowly.

At times it can be smooth and easy but then those big dips and twists and turns come along.

We can squeal with delight, we can shriek in fear.

It’s all about perspective.

Most of the time I am happy to be on the ride. I like change more than most people so those twists and turns are usually okay. Sometimes though they get to be a little much. Right now I could use a smooth ride for a while. I think the holidays do this to me a bit. I love the holidays, but I stress out about them. I know I shouldn’t, but I do.

All of this leads to stress and triggers all those things that make me eat. ACK! I’m off track on my weight loss but it is not un-fixable. I’m working on getting my wheels back in working order – my wheels being myself, my soul, and all of my tools that I have to help me not use food as a soothing method. Fixing it is hard work, keeping it maintained is hard work.

So today I felt the need to write this all down and put it out in the universe. It’s part of getting back on the wild ride of life. For me, putting things out here on my blog helps me be accountable for my own stuff. It is no one else’s job to make me feel better, no one else’s job to maintain my center.

No one else’s job,

No one else’s fault.

I am my responsibility.

I am in charge of my reactions to life. I cannot control what other people do in life. It does not mean I can control my reactions, but I am still responsible for them. I have to accept all the moods this wild ride of life gives me and be okay with them.

I am responsible for my stuff, for my life, for my happiness.


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1 hchybinski December 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Such a great post Robyn – it’s so easy to get “derailed” isn’t it?? I find myself derailed right now in a few areas myself – so I get it. Cheers to you for seeing it and making moves to get back on track! xox

2 Robyn Wright December 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Yes, all too easy! Thank you!

3 Karen Goodman December 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm

So very true! I’ve been in a rut lately…playing hermit at home when I’m not working. Committed to fixing that once I get into my new house. Anytime you want to go out, I’m in. It doesn’t have to be food either…we could do something besides get together at a restaurant. :)

4 Robyn Wright December 16, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I haven’t asked because I know you are busy with the move. Whenever you are ready just yell!

5 AngelaLilly December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

UGH. I feel you SO hard on this. Empathy out the wazoo. As you may recall, last year at this time I had lost 65lbs and was on the journey to losing the additional 190lbs I want to lose. Flash forward to today and I have not lost a single pound all year. I, in fact, have gained back 10lbs. Last year’s holiday season really threw me into a funk and I have sort of been in that funk all year. Now the holidays are here again and I am fighting weeping spells and wanting to stuff my face on a daily basis. I have had ups and downs all year, lost some/gained some/done well/done poorly/etc. But, overall, I am up 10lbs and wanting to get back on track just like you. Food addiction SUCKS! There is no 2 ways about it. Any other addiction, pretty much, you have the option to go cold turkey and never look at that vice again as long as you live if you are able to. With food, and I know I have said this before, you HAVE to eat. You have to take your vice in small doses and control your addiction while still partaking of the item you are addicted to. I know of no other addiction to things you ingest that is this way. With alcohol or drugs, you can quit. You do not need those things to survive. But with food…yeah. It sucks. But I am like you. I am ultimately responsibly for my addiction and my actions surrounding it. I realize that my addiction is different than other addictions and is harder to overcome in some ways than other addictions (not to downplay ANY addiction as easy to overcome!), but I am still the one in control. It is just so hard to be the one to take control. But I will do it and so will you! xoxo

6 Robyn Wright December 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

{{{HUGS}}} we can both do this!!!!!

7 AngelaLilly December 18, 2014 at 7:02 am

YES WE CAN! ((((((((((((((((((hugs back x 1000))))))))))))))))))))))

8 Andrea B. December 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

I love this post. I love your open and honest words.

I need to get on track with you. I’ve fallen so far off I can’t even SEE the tracks.

Sending you love this holiday season and hopes that you find stability and some silence and peace in the midst of the chaos!

9 Robyn Wright December 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thank you Andrea! Those tracks are there for you too – I promise!

10 Byrdie Franco-Rocha December 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Holidays are the toughest but it’s a good time to reflect too. It’s great you are getting back on track. Keep it up!

11 Robyn Wright December 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Thanks so much Byrdie!

12 Anne Parris December 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

You got this.

13 tannawings December 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

You are strong, you are determined. Remember although you arent Batman, you are Robyn and you can do this. Dont be so hard on yourself, the answer is to love yourself enough to do what you have to do. *hugs*

14 Robin December 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

We were traveling for a few days this week, which is something that often gets me off track. You’re correct that taking responsibility is essential. I can totally empathize with your post. Hang in there!

15 nicolerf January 18, 2015 at 10:15 am

Still not quite on track after the holidays. I’m clawing my way back into working out regularly and yes the key is really taking personal responsibility.

16 Robyn Wright January 18, 2015 at 6:36 pm

You can do it!

17 Dawn Schamp-Monzu March 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

I know this post is kinda old, but it certainly pertains to life ANY time! I really love reading your posts. I will be honest, I started reading them for a giveaway, but the more I read, the more I liked your style of writing! You always say things to lift me up! God knows we all need that at one time or another. So, thank you for blogging! You have helped me (and I’m sure many others) through this adventure we call life. God bless you! And keep on writing!!!

18 Robyn Wright March 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Thank you @dawnschampmonzu:disqus! I love that you came originally for the giveaways and have enjoyed the rest of the content as well! Happy dance!!!! You help me just as much by taking the time to comment on my posts! XOXO

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