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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Today’s ride wasn’t the one I wanted but turns out, it was the one I needed.

I’ve been feeling out of sorts with various areas of my life—work, love life (if you can call it that—LOL), career aspirations and my fitness goals. Work had gotten out of hand the past 8 months, so I have been using my workouts as therapy consistently. They have literally saved my sanity. So while it is undeniable that my overall fitness has improved exponentially, I haven’t really seen the scale move. NSVs are AWESOME but if we are honest, it is always a challenge not to feel twinges of failure when we aren’t able to manifest certain measures of success. Well, today my trainer reminded me of several things—important things like—how important it is to be grateful. It may not have been my best or strongest ride today but I need to remember that I climbed on a bike today and did what some people are unable to do because of physical limitations. I shouldn’t take the gift of mobility for granted. She also reminded me that while things may not be perfect (and let’s face it—they never will be)—I have a good life—the good the bad and the ugly. All of it. Every day above ground is a blessing. She reminded me not to give away my power. There are things that I definitely have the ability to change—starting with my attitude. Lastly, she reminded me that no one ever said this journey would be easy—just that it would be worth it.
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