Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you were able to get some rest this weekend and enjoy the sun we had, even though it was quite hot!
Today I want to talk about something I struggle with and I know that others do too:
Letting things from your past affect your present.
Whether it something that happened 2 years ago, 2 months, or yesterday, we often times continue to carry something from our past with us and let it affect our present. Big or small, minor or major, we just tend to hold to things more than we should.
I can drop things and move on quickly depending on the situation.
For example, my divorce was with me for a little while and I let it get me down…mainly because, even though I wanted it to be done with anyway, I was embarrassed that I let it get to 2 months before it got so bad that I told myself i should have stopped it before it happened.
I quickly realized how much weight was off my shoulder, how much better I already felt, and I had grown hope for the future. It made me stronger to be honest. Everything happens for a reason, and God doesn’t take you through something you can’t handle.
I have never been so happy in my life right now. It’s been so so long since I’ve been genuinely happy in all areas. I have true love, amazing friendships, and I’m doing what I love for a job.
For me, that was my big thing, but I also let smaller things drag me down and I will carry it into the next day sometimes. A recent example: I’ve been working on movements and workouts for a Crossfit competition me and a few friends are doing as a team. I am SO excited to be a part of it, but I’ve been getting super down and frustrated because I’m not hitting certain numbers like I am hoping I’d already be hitting.
When I get frustrated or down in the gym, I just want to give up and not try anymore. I always want to push myself in the gym to be better and stronger, but sometimes I have those days I want to not try anymore. I know that mentality isn’t going to get me anywhere, and I’ve been told that before.
I have to constantly remind myself how far I’ve come since starting Crossfit. I have only been doing this since January, and just since then I have come so far. All my other teammates on my team have been doing this longer so they have more under their belt. Yea, it makes me feel as if I am out of place from time to time, but they are all so encouraging and motivating!
Its the encouragement and motivation I receive from Austin and my friends that help me to keep moving on the next day. I have to push what I did yesterday out of the way and not dwell on what I couldn’t do.
Austin is full of great quotes and encouragement! Lol But what he told me last night really helped.
I think this quote/advice from Austin can go along with any area in life.
You can apply this to getting a job, job promotion, nailing a recipe, a song, or an exercise in the gym. Just move along the next day, for every day is a fresh start. Don’t let your past, your yesterday, affect your today.