The Initial Speed Bump
April 7, 2010 7 Comments
The hardest part for me with this whole financial recovery wasn’t just getting started – it was waiting for results.
From the time I started this blog till when I paid off my first debt was 7 months. Once that first credit card got paid off, I was able to pay off 2 more within 3 months. Now I’m plugging along with only 1 credit card debt left – and I’ve made some significant progress here.
However, those 7 months of nothing changing were so hard. Progress was slow, sometimes stalled, and I wasn’t getting any immediate reward.
That initial speed bump can be the hardest thing to get over in the debt recovery process. It takes a lot of momentum, but once you get there the feeling is FANTASTIC.
This is how I feel right now about weight loss. I told you guys earlier that by not eating out I had lost 14 pounds, I’m down an “official” 16 pounds now. In 4 months. That is around a pound a week. Not too shabby. However, the weight loss has given me so much momentum to be healthier! I’ve been going to the gym 4 times a week and kicking ass while their.
Seeing weight come off is the same to me as paying off that first debt was, seeing the results just motivates me to do even more. Success breeds success, and I’m so excited.
The only bummer part is that most of my pants are getting too big on me… I hate pant shopping. And even worse, I just bought two pairs!