I had a horrible day yesterday. I drove 40 minutes to an appointment scheduled THE DAY BEFORE only to be told that no doctor was in and that my appointment was for the following day. It was clerical error made by the scheduler but she was rude to me and refused to admit her mistake. Upon returning home I got to spend the rest of the day on the phone fighting with the hospital about our outlandish $6000 bill for an hour in the ER and an ibuprofen.
On days like that, I still find myself struggling with old patterns. I wanted to run out and get a redbull and carbs and sulk about my luck. I won't lie, I thought about it for a minute! But you know what? That cycle isn't a step in the right direction. It doesn't help my body to pour in junk, it doesn't help me reach my goals, it doesn't solve my problems. That was me having a temper tantrum and wanting a pacifier and that is NOT who I want to be. If I want to enjoy some contraband, that's ok, but not as a reaction to a stressful day. Telling myself I "need" something or "deserve" something because I am having a bad day isn't the truth. And believing that lie means every time something bad happens, I am making excuses about why OTHER people are responsible for my lack of success.
Think about it. If another person treating me badly is an excuse for not sticking to my goals, ultimately I am allowing these people to control my future! HELL NO.
So, I told the internal entitled brat to shut it and I dealt with my problems, I forgave the people being rude to me, I chose to be the person I wanted to be and at the end of the day, I felt good about every decision I made! I was closer to the goals I set for myself and I handled my problems in a healthy way.
The lie of I "need" and I "deserve" are powerful and they will keep us from what we truly want if we allow them to creep into our daily life. Life is HARD. Things go wrong all the time every day for all of us. If we allow ourselves to give up because everyone would understand why we did, we will simply give up every time we hit hardship. True strength is tackling the problems head on and THAT is when we will start to see true transformation inside and out.
Yesterday, it came down to accountability for me. I had my challenge group waiting to hear what I did today that I have committed to being honest with and they were the tipping point for me! It's important to have people in your corner that tell you the truth and rejoice with you as you move forward. If you need that, we have room for you! <3 Message me to join our July group! <3
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.