It’s been awhile.. Like four months since I last wrote anything. I needed to take a step back and see what I really wanted to accomplish with my health and the blog.
If you are new here, check out my goal posts I wrote earlier this year. It will bring you up to speed and help you understand the cra cra that I spew sometimes regarding my own health (I am human too! )
Up to speed? Now, if you have read my bio you know I am an ACE Certified Health Coach, and currently, I am deciding whether to add Behavioral Change or Women’s Health Specialty to that certification. But reality had a big wake-up call when I wrote these posts then never visited them again; how was I supposed to teach people how to be accountable and love themselves if I couldn’t do it in my own life? Really, this isn’t about the weight, really this is about self-love and giving yourself the room for forgiveness to keep moving towards goals.
Giving yourself the understanding that if you don’t lose all that weight but you have made some significant life changes, recognize you are still on the path that will lead you to the weight loss.
I did a beach body challenge, changed my diet and then stress slammed into my life and I watched my weight, my eating habits, and my well-being slam into a brick wall. With that brick wall came the negative self-talk. You know the voice. The one that tells you now that you have failed (yet again) to give up, raise your hands in surrender and fill your belly with self-loathing chocolate or wine or both.
I was not fun to be around. I was snapping at my kids. Working more hours than any human really should and my marriage was suffering. My self-doubt and my negative vibes were infecting the people I loved most. I didn’t know where to start but I knew it had to start with me. Something had to give.
Over a long holiday weekend, I was able to see some of my favorite people; my angel moms. We are part of the hardest and most loving club you could be part of. One of them had started running half marathons and our conversation turned to competing. I missed the thrill of competition, healthy good get sweaty and pour your soul into it competition. I told her I was considering doing a triathlon sprint to kick my ass into gear. At the time it was only an idea, something that seemed crazy and unrealistic. But she held me to it and we compete TOMORROW! Sept. 9th. Yes, a recap will be happening!
The sacrifice I decided to make to take on the tri sprint challenge? I gave up. I gave up the shitty ideas of the perfect body, the perfect marriage, and the perfect blog.
I preach here to embrace your imperfections and to live your life. I wasn’t being honorable to you or to me. Giving up on my weight-loss goals was the best choice for me. Why? Because I traded it for a dream to compete instead. I let go of feeling like I had to be a certain weight or build to compete. I still want to lose a few pounds but I feel more healthy than I did when I was trying to lose weight. I am happier and I am far more balanced in my life than before. If you are waiting for the perfect time to make a decision or make a change; STOP. Just Stop. There will never be a perfect time to live life. Take it here and now and be the very best you can be.
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