3 Year Back Surgery Anniversary & Failing Forward

| (0) comments |

It's not our abilities that define us, but our choices = ahealthyresolve.comThis month marks the 3 year anniversary of my spinal fusion. I think back about how I felt then. I was depressed. I could barely walk. I thought my life as I knew it was over. But I decided that wasn't how it was going to end for me. I made a change in my mindset. I started pushing myself and making no excuses. I started making PROGRESS.

I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. I am frustrated in my own journey because it feels like all of that progress has stopped.  In a lot of ways, I feel like I'm right back to where I started when it comes to my body image. It can be maddening when you get to this point. I keep 'saying' that it is time to get on track and then I let life take me in another direction. I can blame it on a lot of things...It's tough when I'm home with the kids all day, it's summer, it's my genetics, and the list goes on.  But here is the thing, these are all just excuses. If I were working with a client and they came to me with all of these 'reasons' why they can't, I would tell them the same thing.

If you want something different, you have to be willing to do something different. You have to be willing and have the dedication to take a step back and say 'where am I failing and how can I change it?'.

I have been lying to myself for a while.  I have come to the realization that I am putting so much into helping my coaching clients, and I have been letting my own stuff slide. Yes, I still work out every day but we all know that isn't enough. What you do the rest of the day matters just as much, if not more.  I know my nutrition has not been where it should be. I take the time to make meal plans and then they get tossed out the window as life gets busy. Have you been there?

Failure is only the opportunity to try again, only more wisely. - ahealthyresolve.com So I know that I need to take a step back and reset. I will still be focusing on my clients, but I want to do so also by leading by example. I need to be holding myself as accountable as I hold those whom I help!  We are getting ready for vacation, but I still plan on getting my act in gear! 

I'm not going to go crazy stressing while I'm gone, but I will be taking some time on the plane ride home to come up with a solid plan. I will be starting a new program when I get back. If you are looking for some extra accountability yourself and want to join me, fill out the application below. We will start on the 24th.  I will get back into my routine with running and preparing for my 10K at the end of September.