When life gets in the way…

A personal reflection.  

I am one of those people who plan their week out - from dinner to workouts to social hangouts.  I plan not because I enjoy spending a third of my Sunday doing it, but because it works for me.  It helps me stick to my diet, it helps me schedule in my workouts and me time (which I’ve learned is sooo important to do), and it gets me one day closer to accomplishing the goals I’ve set out to do.  But sometimes, life doesn’t go according to plan.

Coming straight off an amazing birthday weekend - I had everything lined up to go.  Grocery lists, workout times, business meetings, and errands.  Monday started off with a bang and everything was as it should be.  But as quick as it was up and running, it came to a screeching halt.  Monday night my little boy fell very ill.  Which carried through Tuesday and Tuesday night.  I told myself that everything will be OK…he’ll most likely be better by Wednesday and I can still get everything I need to do done.  But Wednesday was just as bad and Wednesday night even worse. It was then that I realized that my weekly plan I set up was not going to happen…nor did I care.  I realized that sometimes, life gets in the way and there are more important things to tend to than what’s planned.  It’s now Friday and the doc is optimistic that my boy should feel better by tomorrow afternoon.  I’m not so sure, but hoping she’s right. 

I’ve had a lot of time to think this week about how I view things and I’ve decided that there’s always room to be more positive.  So instead of freaking out that I missed an entire week of workouts or worrying that I didn’t get the laundry done I’m going to be happy that I got to spend an entire week with my son.  Not only that, but it turns out that a week with me was just what he needed because he’s officially potty-trained now (day & night)!  I also ended up meeting my goal weight this week and created a new gluten-free recipe on the fly just working with the food I had in the house.  Turns out it was pretty amazing and I didn’t even plan it.  :)

So when life takes a turn and gets in the way, remember to be thankful for what you do have and make the best of that situation.  :)

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend! 




Christina Russell

I'm just a girl who overcame obstacles to shine brighter than ever before! Join me on my journey towards optimal health!