No… It must not always be a struggle to change things. It may not be easy, but it is possible to make the changes to become what you want.
So many of my clients have big enormous goals and when they don’t see big enormous progress within the first days or weeks, they feel defeated and give up. Does this sound familiar? We try for a week or two and figure out that maybe we are different than those people who are successful. Somehow we let ourselves believe we were meant to be unlucky, unhealthy, disorganized and discouraged.
So many things are happening that make us wonder Why is this happening to me? to us? to her?
Stuff seems so out of control. Just when we get a plan in place and seem to be making progress…WHAM! out of the Blue..another test.
I was beginning to get worn down about it all and feeling my energy draining. Im normally an optimistic, find the bright spot kinda gal but lately the cynicism and snark were making a show instead.
Standing in church this morning I could feel a bit of sunshine again breeze thru my soul. He is my Source and my Savior…and He alone gives me HOPE and JOY. No one can steal that. No one.
I will not let the world grind out my hope and my belief in joy and peace.
Things don’t go as they “should” and its often to make us more aware of our need for Him and to get our hearts back in line.
People often don’t do as they “should” and it really isn’t our responsibility to make them conform to our standards. We can set our boundaries and limits and they, as adults, can figure it out as they need to…and we would hope it would be by leaning an ear toward God.
We never really know what the future holds. We can dream and make plans and it all seems to be falling into place and then; life happens. Sometimes those things are good things like a job promotion or a new baby…or a new puppy. Sometimes those things are challenging things like a pink slip, or the loss of a parent..or miscarriage…or the crushing betrayal of a lover or friend.
My usual end of year/beginning of year is one of celebration and high energy. This year was different on so many levels.
It really is a great thing knowing you really are EXACTLY where you need to be… wrinkles, scars, bruises and baggage made the trip worthwhile.
Everything that happens make you the overcomer and adds to the richness of life.
I wouldn’t be the same person I am now if some of the uncomfortable and scary moments hadn’t happened. I certainly wouldn’t be the same person had I not had children…these particular children that made the decisions that they did. And then…there are those three little grandsons of mine that make my heart sing!! They have made me even more dedicated to healthy balanced living. Read More
I love my workouts and healthy living lifestyle but I also deal with a few autoimmune things and have a full busy life with a house full of dogs and cats… a thriving marriage of 30 years …and 2 grown children and 3 beautiful grandsons.
I volunteer in the Guardian ad Litem program in our county to give a voice to the children in foster care and I volunteer at the local Animal Control to give the dogs a few minutes of loving and attention.
I live a very full life…and one I totally attribute to my focus on fitness and health.