Being Healthy is Hard Work…

I now realize why a lot of people fail diets, exercise, New Year’s Resolutions, and any other challenge they face.

Because it’s hard work.

I keep a journal of what went well on that day, areas I can grow, and what I learned and this is what I learned yesterday.

I ate really well yesterday until dinner time.  My husband cooked a really good dinner and I ate too much.  But it was really good!  Grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, garlic bread, and broccoli and cauliflower.

Today is a new day.Image result for failure

I get to start over!

Could you imagine if we didn’t have days and nights and we’d be stuck on the same day (If you lived on Venus, the day would last 5, 832 hours!  That’s 243 Earth days!).

This is like everything in life.

If you fail (as we all do every day of our lives), you get to start over!  Quite frequently in fact.

Try this next time you fail at a meal:  start over on the next meal.  It’s another opportunity to get it right.  And if we get it right 80% of the time, we’ll still meet our goals. Don’t get frustrated and throw in the towel and proclaim, “Well, that didn’t work!”  One step at a time.  Always.

Try this with anything in life.

Failing is ok.

Quitting is not ok.

Learn from your mistakes and attack the next time with a vengeance!

Happy learning!!


Does Anyone Else Feel Like a Failure in Life?

I know I do.Image result for overcoming adversity

Every day.

Of every year.


Failure in life.  Parenting.  Citizenship.  Relationships.  CrossFit.  Work.  Eating.  Nutrition.  As a wife.  Being a good person.  Caring for others and about others.  Doing things for others.  Being humble.  Cleaning my house.  Reaching out to others.  Getting together with others.

Luckily, failure is temporary and you get another chance.  You can’t dwell on it.  You can’t let others make you feel guilty over it.  It’s how you react in the moment.  You can either let it bring you down or use it to do better next time.  You do the best you can with what you have at the moment.  It’s who you are that will shine through…

Trust in that on the days you feel you can’t do anything right.

It’s who you are at the end of the day that matters…