daily fitbattle #1535
I find it frustrating how life’s hurdles affect everything… including my fitness. There are so many things in life that can knock us off course: financial issues, work stuff, relationships, kids, family, car problems…I could go on and on.
A friend of mine and I always joke about how great it would be if we could take a pill that makes us forget an ex or a situation or experience that results in us getting stuck.
What if we could simply press a reset button? You know…like the Staples “Easy” button. I suppose if it were that easy then we would miss the lessons that life provides us and we’d sacrifice memories of the good stuff.
It’s up to us then to work our way through life’s challenges. So that’s what I’m doing. The downside is that while I’m distracted with life I end up taking my eye off the “fitness” ball.
What slice of life experience has knocked me off course? A couple things…I’ve been on a sabbatical (unemployed) for almost two years now (yes I stayed out of work by choice) and two breakups back to back.
A year ago I reentered the dating world after an extended break. There are many reasons why I stopped looking for “Mr. Right”, but suddenly I was ready to start looking again.
I’m not sure what did it, but just like when I decided to get fit, a switch flipped in my head and i decided to give dating another go. It was amazing…almost immediately upon making the decision voila…I met a guy and we started dating.
Dating caused a distraction to my routine but I managed to stay on target with my fitbattle and studies (to become a certified Personal Trainer) until the breakup.
That first breakup knocked me off my feet. I felt lost for a while. I know in hindsight that I gained more than I lost from the experience…but man that breakup was painful!
I was determined to not to give up and I joined a couple of dating websites. I sifted, winked, messaged, and talked to a whole bunch of prospects and ended up going on about ten first dates. Eventually I met a guy that seemed to be a near perfect match.
Fast forward…I found myself going through another breakup. This one hurt but not as bad. I’m not sure why… maybe because my breakup senses were still numb from the last breakup. It still knocked me off my feet…again!
If only…I had an “Easy” button that I could push and it would wipe away the sense of loss and sadness and leave the good stuff. Instead it’s up to me.
How am I handling it? I spend time with friends, hit the gym as much as possible, and I’ve buckled down on my studies. Bottom line…I’m staying busy and focusing on the future. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me.
Until later… Kathi