It's Not Supposed to Be Easy!
Friday, November 01, 2019
This hit me today as I was driving and ruminating about some new elderly parent issues and some issues I discovered with a member of my child's special education team. It's the same with weightloss too of course. Life in general is not meant to be easy. We don't learn, strengthen, improve and become more resilient when everything goes our way.
If weightloss had always been easy I'd still be eating sugar and processed foods. The challenge is what forced me to adopt the healthiest lifestyle possible and even then it wasn't easy. If my life had always been easy, I would probably fall apart at the slightest setback. Heck, the things that left me in tears growing up are so minor. Even what knocked me down in young adulthood is barely a blip if I face it these days.
Somehow as these new hurdles rose up, it brought me some peace to just accept it all. I have faced many hurdles before that seemed insurmountable, yet somehow I managed. I should expect difficulties. There are some things I can't fix, so I focus on that which I can change.
You don't build endurance and muscle cruising down the road in the backseat of a limo. You build it walking the walk up and down hills, sometimes jogging, sometimes walking, maybe even dancing, but never giving up.
When life hands me these challenges I need to say..."Oh hello, what are you here to teach me? How will this make me a better person?" rather than "Oh h$ll no, go away!...This is so unfair! Waaah! Must go hide under covers!" OK to be honest these days I say the latter first, but eventually I get the better sounding one. To strength! To resilience!