Here I am in complete reflective mode on a Wednesday morning the 7th of June 2017. I have my coffee in tow that is as dark as ever and the steam rolling off of it like a fog rolling into the harbor.
I was sitting down when I got home yesterday from work and had to lean in on some of the people who are part of my tribe and confess and vent to how I was feeling about something. I was frustrated and the “monkeys in the brain” were fluttering around and messing with my mojo overall.
Everyone jumped all over the chance to help out which was completely appreciated and welcomed but then I started to feel like a fraud. Here is why.
Every day here on Connect, FB and through my vlog, I support and help others through struggles and tribulations and I give the advice all the time that if you celebrate in some of the good things that you are doing and not focus on the negative way that you are feeling, then you will put yourself in a better place. I wasnt heeding my own advice that I so willingly offer each day. What was I thinking?
The reason that I was in a bad spot, was because very recently, I have started to incorporate running into my regimen to try to get things moving the right direction because I have (confessional) have been up and down the same exact two pounds for 7 and a half months I have hit the mother of all stalemates with my weight.
So, when I started this week to incorporate jogging and running in with my walks I was thinking I would see some movement but it had the opposite effect, it was a gain of 4 pounds over the past week and a half. Wait what? This was why I was frustrated and needed to vent a little.
I am just a normal dude trying to be healthy long-term for my family and myself. So when my tribe heard this pity party, they offered help and inspiration and had me look at my overall journey of losing 100 pounds total so far and also 7 months of staying the same is like maintenance so I am getting practice. Also the fact that my body is changing with the new activity is important to remember.
Here is why I am sharing, you will go through tough times, you will go through frustrating times, you will be forced to make changes and mix things up, you will be forced to lean in on your tribe, but remember this is all about YOU. You deserve to be the best version of you that you can be.
Remember to reflect on how far you’ve come before you try to get pissed about not getting to where you want to go … yet.
Have a great day friends, let’s lean in on each other whenever we need it ok?