So as we are half way through the month I am looking at my goals and how I can improve upon myself.
My work outs have been on point. So I am going to keep up that routine. However, my meal plan this week has not been 100% clean and I am feeling the effects. Bloated and icky feeling and sluggish in the afternoon. I am going to change things up and try gluten free recipes over the next few weeks.
Mentally I have been stressed out about a lot of things. Work, Home life, finding the balance between it all can be a lot sometimes. So I am going to be diving into some personal development instead of watching so much tv. .
Are you struggling with any of these factors in your life too? An accountability partner would be awesome! Making new changes can be scary and it’s always more fun to do new things with a friend! .
God's a maker of brand new things. He's about creation & restoration & movement & growth. It's an exciting thing, but it takes some courage, because the new is unfamiliar. At least we knew the "old." It was predictable. But changing seasons hurts different parts of me; leaves have to fall to the ground & die, and tree's roots have to go dormant if the tree is going to survive the changing season. Seasons are necessary for growth, and growth is the point. I think of the Israelites who were set free from 400 years of slavery to the Egyptian empire, but on their way to their promised land they want to go back to Egypt, back to what's familiar. Because familiar feels nicer than change, even if it's the difference between slavery and freedom. So that's where God calls us over & over, to just trust him. Because change is how he restores. #yayautumn#changeisgood
Goodbyes aren't easy... Thankfully we'll be saying goodbye to the Nor-Easter's soon. It's been fun, but I'm ready to see a smooth, glassy, offshore ocean again! And a decent bit of rain too! Bring on the change! ~ #lifeatdawn#changeisgood
Why Are We So Quick to Quit?
If our diet doesn't work in 7 days, we quit.
If we don't build muscle after lifting for 7 days, we quit.
If a relationship doesn't fix itself after 7 days of effort, we quit.
If our spending habits (or 'theirs') don't change fast, we quit.
If our skin doesn't clear up, lashes don't grow, kids don't behave, house doesn't stay clean and every other habit or behavior doesn't change as quickly as we WANT it to...we QUIT. -We give up.
-We ask for a refund.
-We get comfortable with the discomfort.
-We didn't gain weight in just 7 days.
-We didn't lose muscle in just 7 days.
-We didn't destroy our marriage or relationships in just 7 days.
Our house habits didn't start 7 days ago, our skin, lashes and behaviors have been askew for AWHILE now. -Be patient with yourself.
-Be willing to hang in there.
-Be consistent with NEW behaviors, NEW products, NEW routines and most of all a NEW attitude!
It's not that the Product, Person or Plan isn't working for YOU. You have QUIT being willing to WORK for IT!
Are you willing to work for change... over the long haul?
Then STOP being so QUICK to QUIT.
I am always cautious. I am slow and methodical, adding weight in a well-organized pattern and making sure to always hit the amount I choose to load onto the bar.
Today, I dropped my first lift. I loaded the bar knowing it was a huge jump, and understanding that I probably wouldn't get it over my head. I got it, but after one OHS, I dropped it. The goal was a 3 rep max.
But it felt good. It felt good because even trying to lift a weight I wasn't sure I could hit is a sign that I am changing.
This year, I lost my best friend in one of those, "they exist but not with me" type of ways. I lost our house and our life and our future. And that was hard. I'm not proud of how much it hurt me, nor am I proud of how deeply it affected me.
However, today showed me that I'm ready to be someone new.