Motivation Monday – When Life Throws a Curve Ball

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Ever feel like you might just finally have all your ducks in a row and then life throws you a curve ball right out of left field? One that you never saw coming? How do you deal with it? Do you let it get the best of you or do you stand up, be strong and keep moving forward?

Sure, everyone is allowed to have a moment to wallow, pout or scream and shout but in the end most situations aren’t the end of the world and you need to rise up and face it head on.  If I didn’t, what would that be teaching my child?  Giving up at every curve in the road isn’t going to get you far in life.

But there is strength in numbers.  When life takes an unexpected turn, turn to those that you can depend on; your family and friends.  You don’t need to go through it alone.  I know I am the worst at asking for help, but I have never been disappointed when I have.  Whether it is kind words, a helping hand or just a shoulder to cry on, they will be there for you.

But I think you also need take a look in the mirror and dig deep into your inner strength.  You will probably shock yourself.  I know that in the past years when life has thrown me a curve ball or 2, now being a parent, I had no choice but to dig deep and be strong not only for myself but for myself.  Never doubt yourself, you’d be surprised how strong you can be.

I have also started to use theory in my weight loss journey.  Life isn’t always going to go the way you want it.  You’re going to have situations out of your control and you need to dig deep and push through.  I can’t give up and go back to where I was.  I need to move forward.  It won’t be easy, it will be hard.  There will be bad days. but in order to become the best version of me, I have to take that curve ball and throw it back in its face.