Life is taking big turn now. I’m not going to give a lot of details here because it’s a private matter. Please don’t worry. There isn’t a health crisis or anything like that. I don’t know for sure how this is all going to shake out, but there is a very real possibility that I won’t be able to compete next summer. I’m not accepting that as a reality at this point. I’m going to continue to train as if it’s going to happen. Worst case scenario? I’ll do the contest prep and have a photo shoot.
Things are going to be tough. I’m scared. I’m worried. But you know what? I’ve obviously survived all the other scary life changes that came before this one.
I think I’m a positive person. I can’t afford to dwell on negativity because that creates stress and stress makes cortisol and cortisol eats muscle. Boooo cortisol!!!
My “not-so-secret weapon” for staying naively optimistic in the face of a difficulty is to get grateful. Gratitude helps me put the crappy stuff in a box, lock it, and shove it into a corner of my consciousness. I get grateful as fast as possible. So that’s what I’m going to do now.
I’m grateful for…
God’s Love and Presence in my Life
Being this Woman’s Daughter
This guy. <3
My Guard Chihuahua, Peanut
Permanent Puppy, Tippy
Hanging With Corey at my Gym (Someday, I hope to meet her in person.)
My Students Rock
My Coach Rocks
My Friends Rock
New Pre-Workout Meal of Sweet Potatoes, Raisins, Walnuts, and Vanilla Whey (OMG it’s soooo goood!)
I think the best way to move forward is to accept the change as a necessary trial. Second guessing everything, over processing everything – that won’t help.
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“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
~ Lao Tzu