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Guess What? I’m Not Perfect

Happy Monday! Hey….guess what? I’M NOT PERFECT! ?. It’s true. Actually, if I was perfect, life would be pretty boring. I’d never make mistakes, I’d never be learning new things and I’d never be experiencing new things. I’ve had a few (or more ?) imperfect moments this past week. Want to hear my top 2?
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Friday I had a bad gym moment. I felt really good during my workout Friday. Before the actual workout I even PR’d my Clean & Jerk, which is always a tough movement for me. The workout after was max calories for 10 minutes on the assault bike. I dreaded this from the second I woke up. But I decided to not complain and just do it. I threw my headphones on, pumped up some serious gangster rap, checked to make sure the cals were rolling, covered the screen with my phone, and got into a zone. I felt REALLY good. Pushed hard the whole 10 minutes. Never felt like I was dying and kept a good pace. When the 10 mins was over, I lifted my phone to check my calories and the damn bike count had shut down sometime during the workout!!! So, what did I do? Naturally, I threw my phone across the room, put my head down and started crying. Yup! Instead of being happy about how good I felt and what a great workout I got, I had a major temper tantrum, followed by a melt down. ? I’m not proud of it, but in the moment, I did it.
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The 2nd one? Well, I just came off a 10-day challenge, which I’ll get into at some other point. Let’s just say…I’ve felt great! More energetic, less bloated and feeling stronger at the gym. But again…damn Friday…I blew it. Not being prepared for a 4 hour ride to the cape, by the time we got down there, I was starving…hangry, actually. We went out to dinner and let’s just say my hangriness (if that’s even a word) took over and I had some things I knew would not make me feel good. They actually didn’t even taste good going down, which made this all even worse. Then I felt like crap all night. And not only did I feel like crap, but it made me super grumpy and moody. And it trickled into the next morning until I worked out again and sweat it out.
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Lessons here? The lesson is we are not perfect people! We make mistakes and behave in certain ways…even when we know we shouldn’t. It happens. It’s life. Sometimes emotions take over. Sometimes we can deal with them on the spot, but sometimes you just can’t. The important thing is how you deal with them going forward. Saturday I got right back on track with my eating. I felt great the rest of the weekend and plan to continue my “challenge” this week. I even went out to dinner on Saturday night and indulged in some treats I knew I’d love and would be worth it! ? And tomorrow I head back to the gym with a new attitude. Try not to sweat the small stuff like I did. It doesn’t matter! And it’s not worth getting so upset over. Plus…I can do the bike again whenever I want and get that number. If I did it on Friday, I most certainly can do it again.
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Learn from your mistakes. Continue to grow. Inspire people by showing them how you deal with your mistakes and move on. Use those mistakes as a means to become a better person. The more you learn, the happier you will be ☺️