Most of us have experienced events that seem absolutely unbearable. Something you never thought could happen to you, and it does. The question that comes to mind is how do you deal with it?
I decided to do my blog on this topic after seeing the first episode of this seasons “Biggest Loser” (this is your spoiler alert!)
Her name is Becky, she came onto the biggest loser wanting to change her life, she had promised her dad she was going to change because he had health issues.
Her first week on campus, she gets a call in the middle of the night that her father had passed, what does she do? She goes to the gym and starts working out. She then went home for a few days to be with family and for the funeral but returned for the following weigh in, not only that but she blew the scale away. Determination was all over her face and she continues to work hard.
Had she not already arrived at the campus how would she have reacted? If she had not already started to change her life, what would be the outcome? My guess would be a form of depression, along with laziness and weight gain.
I do NOT know this for a fact, but I would say it’s likely. I would guess that’s how most of us would react.
A month into my journey, a tragedy occurred. Something I never imagined would come MY way… did.
I can say with certainty that had I not already begun my lifestyle change I would not only still be over 200 pounds… but even heavier and still unhappy with my life. In a month’s time I had learned to not always turn to food and discovered that running brought me relief from tension, and stress; a real way to clear my mind and just blow off steam.
So for me, when tragedy came, I started running more, running further, running faster, and running longer. I believe the same to be true of Becky. I just can’t even imagine not having some sort of outlet when it happened.
Do you have the tools, the knowledge, the spark… to keep going if/when tragedy occurs?
Or will you not only fall off the wagon, but get on one going in the other direction?
I would highly encourage you to find that outlet, the thing that brings you relief from tension and stress. So that whether you’re sad, angry, or just plain numb, you have something to give your body that feeling it craves… PEACE!
If the one thing you could NEVER imagine happening to you, happens a month from now, are you ready?
Get informed, find that outlet, and rock it out.
-20 just after my "tragedy"
-60 before and after...total of -65 now, I cannot even imagine had I gone the other direction.