How funny that this is following the last post. Its been 11 days since i wrote a post and I had big plans...hmmm...that's just great. Ugh.
November is traditionally a month we give thanks for things in our lives and the timing is perfect because we usually follow that up by making our wish list for December - the month we ask for more things in which we will be thankful for come the following November. It's a a nice cycle of pondering and expectation smooshed between turkey sandwiches and mistletoe.
I shared a pretty hard post on facebook yesterday and i thought I should do the same here and admit something that is neither enjoyable nor marketable. I am 20 pounds heavier than I was at the beginning of summer.
You might be thinking...how can that happen, she is a coach. Well, it happened like it has my whole life...slowly, pound by pound. Since becoming a coach, I have tried not to weigh myself very often because BEFORE..i was a SLAVE to that stupid scale. And i do better not focusing on numbers these days. Well, i have had lots of things come up over the last 4 months...and i haven't been consistent with my workouts or with my nutrition. So, when i stepped on the scale yesterday, I knew it would be a up a FEW pounds... but not 20! I mean, holy crap...20??? Really? Maybe this isn't the best thing for my business model and if I had a swanky New York publicist I doubt she would suggest this course of action to invite others to join me on my journey from death to life, from being unhealthy to living a fulfilled life.
the reason I AM sharing this is precisely because this is a journey. Old Tina would have changed the subject or tried to put a different spin on things or would have not mentioned this at all. But I am not Old Tina and have decided that reflection (not deflection) is the best course of action because I want to lead by example. I want to be real, honest. And no matter if that is a small victory or a HUGE stumble, Im sharing it. I can't just share all the good things, the good filtered pics. I have to share the ugly too. I want people to see that this is do-able. That this journey is not always easy, but that it can be done. And that if I can do it...anyone can do it!
So, Instead of getting frustrated, angry, or depressed at this bump in my journey. I am just choosing to get up. I know I can right this ship and get back to where I want to be. I can lead by example and replace my excuses with actions. Knowing what to do and doing those things are two different things and it's time to move past knowledge into accountability. I am being honest with you because I want you to be honest with yourself and understand that it's okay if you are not where you want to be right now. It's okay if you've been where you wanted but now find yourself in a different place. And it's okay if you've been working towards a goal you haven't reached yet. The important thing is to not be defeated. To not Quit. To not give up.
This is journey and as we approach a time of reflection and thanks, take a moment to think about how far you have come and that you are not alone. I am in this with you and as I reinvest myself into a plan to get where I want to be, my hope is that you will join me and we can do this together.
Instead of giving up and surrendering to circumstances, let's work hard to remember that we are a team and we win together.
That sounds like a lot to be thankful for. <3
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.