You Don’t Have to Try

Hello friend,

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been utilizing those swallow-you-whole blue couches myself as of late. To cut a long story ridiculously short, I thought I had a heart attack in November. Turns out, there was nothing wrong with me. But to play it safe, I cleared my schedule as much as possible for what remained of November and as much of December as possible. So, that is why I’ve been MIA. I missed the dialogue, banter and discussion this blog brought, and was itching to get back into the swing of things.

So, now that the New Year is in full swing, I’d like to ask you: How’s that Resolution going for ya? I have usually been an avid avoider of all things Resolution, however, this year I jumped on the band wagon and decided I would do a squat and push-up 30 day challenge. The first day consisted of 5 push-ups and 10 squats. Easy. I can do that! By the third day, it was 11 push-ups and 40 squats. THAT escalated quickly. There goes the squat challenge. And so, by day 5 of me not doing the squat challenge, I felt like more of a failure than if I had not started anything.

What troubled me most about quitting is that it actually bothered me that I had quit, which leads me to my main point of the blog (see what I did there?): Why are we so caught up with all of these fad diets, resolutions and commitments that typically fail as of February 1?

I am here to tell you that you ARE good enough without your resolution; without you needed to drop 30 pounds. You are good enough without having to put ON 30 pounds of muscle. Far too often we accept this notion that we are never ever good enough. They are always pushing the latest and greatest product of this month so we as consumers will buy, only to realize the following month that what we actually needed was THIS month’s latest and greatest cream. Sound familiar?

So. If you are in the same position that I am in (squatless and pondering or otherwise), then let’s join in this journey together of being kinder to ourselves and lessening that pressure.

You are enough. You have enough. You do enough! Check out the video below and be encouraged 🙂

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