Have you ever had one of those days? Of course you have. We all have. Stuff happens and gets in the way of the other things we want to do. I have had one of those days, except my “day” has been about two years. Too long. Way too long. (It's been 774 days since my last blog post.) But sometimes, that is just how things go.
One thing that I always repeat to my kids is that they can only do their best in the moment with what they know right then – and doing your best, even if not perfect, is the best you can do. It is time to take that advice myself. I did the best I could in the moment, but now we have a new moment to live in.
And to focus on this new moment there are some things that need to happen: I will not make excuses, though it would be easy to do that. I will not feel bad for the missed opportunities during this time, because that will not make them magically appear again. I will not feel guilty for the things that did not happen or the people who may have been disappointed, as energy and focus was simply required elsewhere. While I am sorry and wish things had been different, they just were what they were.
My life has been shaped by some fairly substantial events including my cancer diagnosis and my husband’s recovery. These two events would have played out so differently if fitness was not such a solid component of our lifestyle. That passion has not wavered. The time has returned to share that passion.
My corny brain keeps thinking of a line from a Kenny Loggins song: “If anything is worth my love it’s worth a fight.” (Go ahead, Google it, you know you want to hear what is in my brain.) We need to be fit for that fight, fit for the fight of our life, for our life.
I am very excited for chances that are there now and for the ones that will be created and the ones that happen by sheer luck. As we move forward, I hope that you will be touched by that excitement and will join us as we embrace being fit for whatever comes our way.
Be Amazing. Be Strong. Surviving Strong.