We all have bad days. We all have bad weeks. Heck, I can tell you people that the majority of the past 5 years of my life have been the WORST. It started with a horrible divorce, followed by perimenopause (which I didn't know at the time) which meant weight gain, skin problems and body temperature issues that still leave me never ever wearing sweaters or coats even when it's cold out-- followed by a couple legal battles, unemployment for more than a year, two whacked out stalker situations, a new job that turned out to be my worst nightmare.....you get the idea.....a whole lot of stress. But guess what?
All of that happened for a reason. As much as I hated much of it and it was awful to go through, yes, it changed me. I grew. I learned. I pressed on. I kept getting back up and kept keeping my faith.
And now....guess what? I feel as though EVERYTHING is coming together. Everything DOES work together for good, eventually. The key is we don't know when. You have to keep the faith. You have to understand that the hard times and challenges WILL come and sometimes it seems like they will never end. When the going gets tough, the tough get MORE TOUGH.
You have to learn how to deal with the bad times, the down times, the bad days...the times you fell off the wagon. DON'T FEED THE NEGATIVITY. That's not hokey bulls**t people-- what you FEED will GROW. If you spend your time obsessing over what's wrong, guess what- you can cry for hours and get REALLY STRESSED!! But if you take that time and energy toward doing something about it instead of whining/worrying/obsessing/looking back--- what happens?? You'll be surprised.
Be stronger than your excuses. And when you fall down-- SHAKE IT OFF. We all have bad days-- all of us. Even the people you look up to that you think never eat poorly or ever miss a workout-- they do. They've just learned not to turn it into a bender. ;-)
I started my day off getting up with what I thought was enough time for a full cardio session. Turns out I only had time for 1/2 hour- about 275 calories burned vs my usual 500. I could obsess about how dumb I was for not getting up earlier or I can shake it off, adjust my eats if needed today and MOVE ON.
Too often, many of us ( I did this in the past) spend too much time analyzing what we haven't accomplished, reading books or magazines on what we want to look like --- instead of doing the work to get there. In the past, when I would have a bad week or whatever-- I'd decide to START AGAIN and then I'd spend days- like a whole weekend "researching" the perfect plan. Let me tell you- the amount of time "getting started" is usually the biggest time wasted. Do something. And then repeat that every day, adding more. See what happens. ;-)
Now-- I'm off to adjust my own attitude. I've been a bit annoyed this week by dental hangovers plus Aunt Flo kinda kicking me down. I've just felt...OFF> And I am TIRED OF SAYING this or that is wrong -- it's been week after week after week of SOMETHING. It's frustrating. But guess what-- I'm overall-- doing GREAT. I need to shutup and just MOVE FORWARD. ONWARD AND UPWARD. ;-)