Middle of the week….I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Even better? I was asked yesterday to attend an advanced PowerPoint class on behalf of my company, so I’ll be out of the office on Monday for training. It’s always nice to get out of the office to switch things up a bit. Doing new things is also good for someone like me who tends to stick to what they know and never venture out of the norm. There’s no turning back now. I’m excited for something new and also to add more to my skill base. It never hurts, that’s for sure.
This morning started off with an early gym session to pump out a functional workout. My core and shoulders will be loving and hating me at about the same time. I can’t begin to tell you the changes I’ve seen in my core since adding functional workouts to my routine. This is the first time EVER that I’ve actually seen things changing for the positive with my own two eyes and also realize that what I’m looking to achieve is within my reach.
I have to tell you that besides the stress I’ve been going through recently, I’m in a happy mood today. My stressors are things that can be fixed. Now might not be the time to fix them, but at least I can try to stay positive knowing that I’m not stuck forever. Instead, I’m trying to focus on all of the good in my life. Sometimes, in the moment, you forget what’s really important in life, like your health, the people you love and all of the struggles you’ve encountered on your journey that you actually tackled.
Within the past year I’d say that I’ve come a long way. My disordered eating patterns have changed drastically for the better (not perfect yet, but much, MUCH better than they had been) and I’ve definitely grown as a person. I’m still shy compared to most others, but I’m breaking certain barriers that I once had.
At one time, if a person told me “No” I would take it at face value. Now, I’ve learned to push the envelope a bit and question “Why?” I’ve learned that communication is key and sometimes you have to explain yourself in order to turn that “no” into a “yes”.
If you remember, about a month ago, I mentioned that I tried an online training program, but it seemed to be “One Size Fits All“. They didn’t seem to want to budge with the program they were giving others, which upset me because we are all unique and need different things for success, just like each child learns a different way in school. The teacher wouldn’t ask the student to adapt to a style that doesn’t work for them. Instead, the teacher would try to incorporate different methods of teaching so that each individual child could learn the same concept in their own way (at least, that’s what a good teacher would do).
I was honestly bummed because I’ve seen others who have had so much success with the program and I was really hard on myself for not being able to be one of those successes. I knew the method wasn’t healthy for me though, so I told the company that I was going to have to stop.
The trainer reached out to me and tried to explain her reasoning for doing things their way. In turn, I responded with
what this crazy mind of mine does why I needed things a different way. Do you know what happened? The trainer came back to me letting me know that they would work with my needs. YAY! 🙂
It turns out that they thought I would have problems, knowing my eating disorder history, with the program I was asking for. My reasoning helped them to see that the method I was asking for would actually help me. They told me to always be honest with them and let them know if I’m having any eating issues. They want me to achieve my fitness goals in the healthiest way possible.
Sometimes, you have to push in order to receive. I think good ol’ Rob has rubbed off on me a bit. 😉 He pushes for what he wants in life and most times he gets what he wants. If you don’t ask you’ll never know what might be possible.
Ok, back to work I go. I hope this Wednesday is treating you well. Only a few more days until the weekend!