I’m in a rut, a phase and it’s been eating at me for sometime. Writing this blog is always difficult when I feel like I’m not doing the things I talk about. And right now I’m there.
I’ve put on a few pounds since heading back to work. There I said it and I take full ownership of my new food baby belly.
Friday night as I’m pulling into my favorite frozen yogurt I run into another mom doing the same. Rather than just acknowledging yes I’m no regrets diving into this bowl of chocolate Carmel sea salt wonder I made myself, I start with excuses.
ALL LIES, I talked my boys into going with me, let’s be real, my children don’t have a sweet tooth at all I’m not even sure they are mine.
What I really should have said to that mom was hey “we are all doing the best we can.”
I don’t get every day right. There are days we have cereal as dinner. There are days when the closest thing that resembles a workout in my day is screaming at my kids to clean their rooms (that counts as cardio right?)
There are days I’m a champion and even remember to take a picture at Yoga class! There are days when I forget my phone in my locked car for hours on end and some days I completely forget to put on deodorant. Ew! I know.
Most days my socks don’t actually match, they might come from a similar group of socks but chances are good they don’t match.
But at the end of the day seriously….we are all doing the best we can.
There was a time when I thought I had to do everything perfect for it to count. My cardio had to be competed BEFORE I lifted weights. I had to eat very specific foods to get where I wanted to be. And while those choices did get me on the right path. I found the restrictions were often restricting to my life.
I feel like so many people I’ve talked to lately are in the mess of life. The end of summer the push to get it all in before school goes back. Trying to balance a million activities and responsibilities and feeling like failures if they can’t lose those last 5 pounds, or bench that goal weight.
We are all training for life and although we may not be where we think we need to be, we might in the perfect place to make it happen. So cut yourself some slack, count your blessing and remember we are all doing the best we can.