Never is not an Option

This year I am working on being more positive than any other years.  I was posting the other day about getting my workout in that morning.  A friend had mentioned how I was her hero.  I just told her quite simply that if I didn’t do it in the morning, that it would never get done.  And never just isn’t an option.

There was a time in my life when fitness came natural to me.  I was always running around as a child.  I had more energy than I knew what to do with.  And I also really enjoyed my alone time to recharge.  I was then always active in sports through college.  Once I was out of college it all went down hill from there.  My advice, if you haven’t fallen of the workout wagon, don’t ever allow yourself to.  It is so much harder to get back on.

Once we had kids I felt like I had to completely focus on the kids.  I felt like I couldn’t have any time to myself.  That taking time for myself, even working out was selfish.  I was a mother and a wife and I needed to devote my time to my kids and my husband.  That is the way I felt things needed to be.  And even at that, I felt like a failure.  I didn’t have any energy.  I was always tired.  I was lazy for sure.  I didn’t get off the couch unless it was time to eat or go to work.  Something needed to change.

I was so thankful for my husband deciding that we needed to make a change around 2 years ago.  We started eating better and working out.  It was hell.  Not going to lie, it was hard to turn things around.  I am so thankful we did.  We did back petal some.  But we are getting back on track again.  I became a coach with a direct sales company to keep me accountable.  I am feeling better than ever.

Through direct sales of all kinds I have learned so much.  I met some amazing people.  I have made changes in my life.  I found fitness again.  I am getting more organized again.  I feel like I can take on anything.  I am making lists and staying organized.  I am going through Chalene Johnson’s 30 Day PUSH (I’ll post about it when I am done with the program).  I feel better than ever.

And at this point in my life I am looking at ways to make myself better.  Better for myself, for my family, and for those around me.  One of the fun things that I would love to do is become a personal trainer and I have started looking into it.  Fitness is something that has appealed to me.  I actually seriously considered it while I was in high school and college and on a path to be a math teacher.  While I was certified to be a math teacher, I decided that it wasn’t my path.  My path is a winding one.  I never know where it is going to lead.  I am excited about it.

Where is your path leading?  I would love to hear from you!

Monique