It's so frustrating and overwhelming sometimes to try to balance it all. I could list out "it all" for you right here but I'm sure each of you already knows exactly what I'm talking about. Some days I just realize that I can't have "it all" and do "it all" and that we are just gonna have to live with less than perfection. If I have a hot meal on the table at dinner time and we all sit down and eat it then I am NOT going to beat myself up over the fact that it is a little bit too heavy on the carbs and that we don't have vegetables of every color on our plate. If one day, I have to make a meal of hot-dogs, Kraft mac-n-cheese, Kool-Aid and potato chips, no one is going to fall over dead at the table from such a horrendously unhealthy meal. Sure, we don't wanna do it everyday, but once every 6 months because we either ran out of good food or out of time is not going to kill us.
Furthermore, if I miss a workout one day or even one WEEK, I'm fairly certain that I will continue to live and I probably won't be a pound heavier for it either!
Don't take me wrong, I'm not giving myself or any of you permission to throw in the towel and quit...but I am saying that sometimes we just gotta CUT OURSELVES SOME SLACK!!
Balance is the KEY and imbalance is never a good thing.
Yesterday I had a battle within about why I'm teaching boot camp at the gym and how most of the girls in that class are probably more fit than I am and they probably all wish Shelley was still teaching that class instead of me and blah, blah, blah. What a blessing it was to be reminded that no one expects me to be perfect and that possibly, my imperfection is what makes people like me!!! (no way!??!) :o) Also, I have to remind myself that I am doing this because I think it is what GOD wants me to be doing...not that I myself have chosen it. I'm pretty certain (100%) that He'll equip me for the job He has called me to do, dontcha think!? :o)
Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you that it's never too late. Doesn't matter if you missed a day, a week, a month or the last 10 years...today can be the day you start again fresh. And..even if you start today and do well until dinner and then blow it completely....you get to wake up tomorrow and start again...so no worries! Practice makes
Love you guys! And for the record...I am just finishing up my Recovery Week (week 5) of Insanity and about to move into the last 4 weeks of MAX training! Eeeek!!!
By the way, I just have to say, that I am FULLY aware that the name "insecurity" is just one of the many cover-ups the devil uses for his lies! Guess what devil? I am healthy, strong, fit, beautiful and a child of GOD!