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Ayiyi talk about being backed up on fitness diary! This reminds me of when I was little girl and I got my first diary, the one with the dates already put in it. And I remember a week went by and I tried to go back and remember what happened each day. I was so behind that I ended up giving up on the diary completely. I don’t like unfinished tasks and they are rarely in my life but when it comes to this Fitness & Health diary, man o man, is it a tough one.  Not only did I not blog the last 4 days of my fitness routine, I didn’t even work out the last 3 days. I found all the reasons not to, justified them, and then wrapped them all up in a nice gift and sent it to myself. Of course I beat myself up about it all and then discovered I’m human, I make mistakes, but this is exactly the reason why I am not where I want to be. I keep falling into bad habits. Sound like a broken record, eh? So my challenge is to finish the 21 Day Fix, even though I’ve missed the last 3 days, and then when its done pick my sorry ass up and start over. Its not the end of the world right? The one thing I learned is that I have to take time for myself, whether that is writing to you, working out, enjoying nature, whatever it is, I have to start enjoying life instead of just walking through it like a zombie.

I’m also learning through this process to reach out for help. I’ve had my fitness coach Allison checking in with me constantly and I send her back the occasional “I’m doing good”. But I’m’ not honoring her and accepting her help. That’s another thing in life that I think we humans don’t often do. We don’t Ask, and we don’t Accept. I just finished Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking” book and it inspired me to do the very thing I have been denying, to put myself out there and ask. As I write this, the epiphany hits me. How did a fitness challenge give me such life lessons?

I now feel like the ant that knocked over that rubber tree plant. I got obstacles against me but I’ve got high apple pi-i-ie-in-the-sk-y-y hopes. So heres to another do over and starting tomorrow on Day 15 of the 21 Day Fix.

Thanks for sticking with me. And if your’e on this challenge with me, please reach out. I could use a fitness friend and we could help motivate each other. Until then, I’ll be hanging out with my virtual Autumn while she tells me only 10 more seconds, and “Ooh we have a bonus round”.

Have a wonderful Day!

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