Bring On The Fiascoes!

How do you maintain your fitness and healthy lifestyle through adversity? When “life happens”, how do you keep going and stay committed to your goals?

Life is always happening at my house. Some days I feel like I am holding everything together with a wee bit of string and maybe, just maybe, a stick of gum.

And that’s it.

I actually don’t know anyone that doesn’t have life happening to them all the time. Work, family, kids, health, friends, and other general fiascoes constantly come up all of the time for you unless you’re dead.

And being dead is boring.

So how in the world do I keep working out, eating clean, and moving my goals forward?

Mindless habits.

Sounds trite, but it is true.

I have spent the last 2 years creating disciplines in my life one at a time that have become interwoven into the fabric of who I am. I used to habitually sleep in, buy junk food, work out at random times if at all, and constantly listen to poor self talk. Slowly but surely a new structure to my life has been created. So now when craziness happens, it happens in the midst of my healthy disciplines and structures.

The past year has been full of disappointments, health concerns, and some crazy things; but it has also been full of clean eating, working hard at the gym, continuing to move forward on my goals, and learning how to see the best in myself, others, and situations.

Now this isn’t to say I haven’t messed up, bailed on workouts, eaten crappy food, or found myself wallowing in self pity.

I am human, as human as any woman can be.

The difference for me now is that failure no longer defines who I am, rather how I deal with it does.

So I say to life, ‘Bring it on!‘ I’m up at 4:30 am ready to face the latest fiasco with a smile.

How about you? How do you keep going?

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  1. Being relentlessly positive in the face of adversity is my golden rule. The reality is, if people will give it a shot, that exercise and good eating is great therapy in difficult times.

    Hey life; bring it!!!!

    • I agree. My worst days are always made better by killing my legs, pushing myself farther than I have gone before, or just moving enough to get out of my head and into my body.

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