Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison
How ironic is it that my last blog post was about how I nailed day 3 of the Advocare 24 day challenge and here I am being completely vulnerable and honest letting you know that I slipped. It’s so easy to do. I’m human. However, I refuse to let that define me or my end goal. There has been a period of time where I stopped the challenge. I knew my decisions were poor, my heart wasn’t in it, other circumstances were consuming my mental and physical focus, and I knew that I didn’t want to waste the products I had if I weren’t allowing them to work effectively.
Does that mean I’m a failure? No. It simply means that I was aware and honest enough with myself to say, the same exact moment the nation is doing the 24 day challenge, wasn’t the best time for me as an individual to do it. So, here I am letting you know that I am mentally prepared to get back on it. My stress levels are on the road to being in control and not consuming me while I am mentally ready to focus. I have my biometric screening tomorrow for work which is somewhat of a clean slate since we have certain guidelines to meet each year so it’s the perfect time to regain my focus.
How often in life does this happen to all of us. Not just with a weight loss goal but just in life in general? It’s so easy to be motivated when things are falling into place perfectly but once we hit that speed bump, it’s also easy to swerve and get off track. That doesn’t mean you’re a mess up, it simply means you are human. I am human. We all have positive days and we all have negative days. What’s important is that we don’t fall into that trap and stay there. What’s important is that we have enough self respect that we can stand back up and pedal onward to the right path, right? After all, no one said this road of life would be easy. Even the most difficult moments make us stronger and prepare us for the best days to come.
If you’re feeling like you are in a rut and like you are a failure, you are not. You couldn’t be more wrong. You are a strong, important, and special individual with a purpose. Find your why and know that tomorrow is another day to get back up and pedal on!
I am not a fan of Chinese or Asian cuisine but boy are my mini and man, they love it. Nothing against it, just not one of my acquired tastes I don’t guess. Today, when I wanted a place called Newk’s, mini me wanted the new Tin Tin buffet in our area. Pulled a good mom move and went there despite not enjoying that style of food. I do have to say, it was cleaner than most Asian buffets I have been to in the past and there was more of a selection for us non-Chinese loving customers. I did enjoy the hibachi grill. Ate a ginormous plate of grilled brocolli, mini corn, green peppers, and water chestnuts. Can’t complain, had a better experience there than other places in the past. Oh’ and the fruit was fresh and delicious!
Onto the point of this post.. My fortune cookie was perfect for me and where I am currently in life. It was such a good reminder that in order to succeed you’re going to have to take risks and do things that aren’t necessarily easy. You’re going to have to sacrifice and take chances and in the end, the reward is far greater than you could’ve imagined. Most of all, don’t be afraid to step out in faith when you feel that you can’t. There’s a ton of opportunity out in this world, don’t be afraid to seize it. Xo!