Sorry I have been away. I honestly haven’t known what to write about. I am back in school for the semester, The Hubs and Frankie are the same (one of them has a little less hair…it’s Frankie!), and life has just kind of gone. I have been uninspired and honestly kind of down, just plowing through the day-to-day. Then today, I got a jolt of “get your shit together” and knew exactly what I wanted to write about.
As those of you that read this blog regularly know, I am pretty consistently trying to lose weight and get fit. Well, good intentions…and all that. I started out strong and then have made excuses or just done the bare minimum to pass for a workout. You out there reading this…you know what I am talking about! I can actually feel your heads nodding through the “interwebs” (The Hubs word for the internet) !
Today I got a message from a really wonderful friend that he is sick. Not just *cough* *cough* sick but “you are way to young for this shit. FUUUCCCCKKK, what can I do to help you kind of sick” sick. It’s a HOLY SHIT! gather the troops and circle the wagons kind of sick. NOT EXPECTED! And it hit me square in the heart.
WHY AM I MAKING EXCUSES TO NOT TAKE CARE OF MYSELF?
WHY AM I NOT DOING THE THINGS THAT I LOVE TO DO?
I mean we hear this type of news every day. I am not special! We all have friends or family that are sick, are struggling, have recently passed but how often do we let that evenT go by without being inspired to do something? I love photography, I love writing this blog, I love my family and friends, and I love how I feel when I really push myself in a workout…so why not DO IT?!
I have made excuses of not enough time, too busy with other things, feeling sorry for myself that have got in my way. Like a hurdle stretching a mile long, these excuses made the act of doing seem impossible. But these hurdles are just in my mind! My last post was about pushing until the time is up, and really this post is about the same thing. Sometimes life has a funny way of making you say the things to other people that you are needing to hear yourself. THIS TIME I AM LISTENING!
So, what is it that you love that you are making excuses that you can’t do?
Is it reaching out to a friend because you are ALWAYS the person that reaches out? WHO CARES! As long as you want this friend in your life be the one that reaches out!
Is it a side job, hobby or activity that you can’t seem to be inspired about? DO IT ANYWAY! Practice makes perfect and how many people say “if only I would have done this years ago”, don’t leave yourself the room for those regrets!
Let’s not let bad news be our inspiration, let’s inspire each other every day to do more, PUSH harder, and follow our own passions.