I would love to tell you that my life is actually like all of the happy and positive posts that I share daily on Social Media. But truth be told, they are as much to inspire and motivate myself as they are for those who follow me. Life is very rarely Rainbows and Unicorns, but I try to make the best of it each day.
Today is more of a Dark Clouds and Trolls kinda day. Why? Because I am battling some pain. I deal with pain on a daily basis, so if I actually get to the point of admitting it outloud, then you best believe that I HURT! But it is mostly arthritic pain, stronger than normal back pain, and muscle soreness from falling yesterday. So what did I do when my alarm went off at 5:30AM today? I started by rotating my wrists and ankles 10 times each way, stretched my hands, back, and legs, did some hamstring and quad exercises that I learned from a PT years ago, and finally got out of bed around 5:45. Let the dogs out, fed them, and then went across the street to the studio to workout. Did Wk2 D1 of LIIFT4 – Chest and Triceps, with weights going from 12#-25#, and then went back to the house to get ready for work. You see, often, I find that I hurt worse when I don’t try to get my body moving. When I first woke up, believe me, I thought about it. Calling into work and calling off classes. Everyone would understand, right? But how would that have helped me MOVE?
I also feel like crud, because I ate my emotions all weekend. YUP! I had a really bad nutrition weekend. It happens. More often than I would like recently to be honest. But I wake the next day ready to embrace the challenges again. Every day isn’t a success, but every day can LEAD to the next successful day.
So when a bad day takes you over body, mind, and soul, do your very best to let it go and be open to the next day being better!
But no matter what each day brings, when you are looking in the mirror and hating everything you see, STOP! And consciously give yourself a bit of LOVE. Because you can’t soar at life if you don’t first learn to F.L.Y.!
MAKE TODAY GREAT!