Long Time, No See

So here I am again…three years later. It’s kind of ridiculous how long it’s taken me to write another post. I’d love to say it’s because I’ve been so busy and my career and baking business has just taken off that I haven’t had time. But let’s be real…I’m single, no kids, and yes, our baking business has given me a run for my money, but I’ve had some downtime. The thing is; it’s hard to put yourself out there. I know deep down that I want to help as many people as possible switch to a healthy lifestyle. I want to help people believe in themselves again because I know what it feels like to give up on yourself. Maybe that’s part of the reason it’s hard to be vulnerable…because deep down there’s part of me that still holds onto the self doubt. Yikes…it’s just got real up in here. Anyhow, I’ve begun again!

“Even though I fall, I shall arise!”

So here’s what has been going on lately in my life. I joined a weight-loss challenge with my friend that our local fitness center is putting on. It’s already been going a couple weeks and ends March 22nd. The first week out of the gate was great! I summoned the motivation to go to Crossfit at 5AM, then to work, then I worked out with my friend after work, then went home and planned my meals out for the next day, and got ready to do it all over again. I was a machine! And so proud of myself for sticking with it! But as life goes, (not as planned) my routine came to a screeching halt…I got the flu. It struck on Saturday afternoon and I was out until Wednesday! I had a fever of 101 degrees for three days! It was the most frustrating thing to be couch-ridden for days upon end. Here I had just hit my groove only to be sucker punched down again. Arrghh! But instead of letting it get me down and throwing in the towel, I took it as an opportunity to keep my eye on the prize. (In this case, weight-loss and prize money) I told myself, “This is life.” The only thing that you can count on in life is the unexpected. I can plan all I want, but some things are simply out of my hands. Things like the weather, sickness, an injury, last minute change of plans etc. When these things come crashing into our perfectly planned week, that’s when we must learn to let it go, take a deep breath and move on. Start again the next day. You’ve only failed if you don’t get back up again.

What do you do to stay motivated when you get knocked down?