Trying to set a positive example for my kids

It’s been a pretty quiet day. I’m moving a bit slower today because I hurt in places I didn’t even know I had. I workout almost every day and 70 minutes of Yoga has made me question everything I’ve been doing. LOL

I cranked my mattress up to 117°F, used it like a full body heating pad, and was able to get a ton of work done this afternoon. I picked up a couple of new clients and that should prove to be a good thing.

The original plan for the day was to take the kids hiking but it rained all afternoon. We were going to pick my mom up and take her with us but now we’re going to shoot for later this week, assuming the weather cooperates.

I took advantage of the bad weather and used that time to sneak in a workout at the gym. It wasn’t my best workout but it wasn’t my worst either. This was more about making myself go, even though I wanted nothing to do with it. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. It’s so important to show up and be consistent. I only stayed for about 40 minutes but at least I went. It would have been much easier to just skip because I was already hurting.

My kids couldn’t understand why I would want to go, when just climbing out of bed was painful. I explained to them sometimes we have to push through the pain. It’s not like I was running on a broken leg. I’m just sore from Yoga and I wanted to push through it. Life isn’t always going to be easy and it’s important that we stay the course, even when it would be easier to quit or go in a different direction. I feel like it sets a positive example for my kids.

I have some very inspiring people in my life who have pushed through things like major illness, pain, and other challenges that life unfairly threw at them. They never gave up and managed to accomplish some amazing things along the way. I will always find that inspiring on so many levels, and it motivates me to be better.

I’m proud of myself for pushing through this today and making it to the gym. It’s important to focus on the victories, no matter the size.

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