On Labor Day I returned to the States after a 10
Day trip back home to Ireland.
But ever since then I’ve been in a really bad funk I’ve struggled to get out of. It never gets any easier saying goodbye to friends and family and leaving the country you grew up in. But then I came home and jumped into playing catch up at work (you know how that goes post vacation) and also ended up getting sick.
I don’t share any of this for sympathy or to be negative. But I think it’s important that people aren’t just exposed to the highlight reel we all see on social media.
I have goals I want to reach....but those goals require a mental shift just as much as any physical changes in my lifestyle. And the mental aspect of it has been the hardest for me these last couple of weeks.
I’m 9 days into this 8 week program, and every time I’ve pushed play on my workouts it’s been a battle. Trying not to cave to emotional eating is a battle.
But this weekend I took some steps to reorganize my living environment in the hopes it might help shift some of this funk.
I know that without my online challenge group, and if I wasn’t a coach myself, I wouldn’t be pushing myself to make the same effort I am now to make myself (physically and emotionally) a priority. I have a lot to thank this community for but ultimately it’s helped me never give up on myself.
I’m not 100% me right now, but I’m trying to get back there. I haven’t been perfect these last 9 days....but I’m doing better with each day.
I’m pushing for my goals just like all the other women I coach in my groups. I’m right there, fighting my own battles as they fight theirs but the difference is we do it together.
It’s not always about losing weight. Yes that’s a partial goal of mine....sometimes it’s about overcoming the challenges you can’t see on the outside.
And knowing you’re not alone.