Frustration

Frustration sometimes sets in to my life and today just so happens to be one of those days.  It seems everything that I know and everything that I do works for others but my body has decided and keeps deciding that it is going to be hard headed and keep the breaks on.  It seems no matter what I have done in the past 5 months my body is not responding to anything, it is just plain ole stuck!  This is a point where I think ok…..I am done trying and I am just going to do and move forward with my life and stop all of the constant watching this or doing that.  I am just going to live for now and not put so much emphasis on what is going on with the scale.  If I didn’t own a Fitness Studio I would THROW THE DAMN SCALE OUT!

I tell people, you should NEVER judge your success by the number on the scale, you should judge your success by the accomplishments that you have made on your journey.  By the inches lost through out your body and by the positive changes you have made and for the person you have become.  I am very proud for how far I have come in my journey to health and happiness.  I may not be exactly where I want to be but I am happy and blessed with how far I have come.

Frustration may be here at the moment but it will be gone as soon as I kick its ass to the curb!!  Bye bye frustration, there is NO ROOM for you in my life!!!!

One Step At A Time

The other day I wrote that there are tiime that I feel alone in my journey and it is true.  I know that I probably hurt some feelings but that was not my intention it was just how I felt and I have always promised I will be 100% honest with how I am feeling.

I will continue to take ONE STEP AT A TIME in life to reach my goals because One step at a time leads to a world of wonder and greatness!

I encourage all of you to reflect on this year so far and answer this question, “Have You Truly invested in you? Have you truly reached your potential?  Are you in a Happy place in your life?  Have you done what it takes to be happy?!  Think about it and then sit down and write what it is that you truly want out of life and then take One Step at a Time to make it happen! “

I have made a decision that in order to move my journey up and in the right direction I had to find a professional that I can work with for ME.  We all need that person at some point or another and I now am happy to say that I am going to be working with a person that was there for me at the very beginning of my journey and was there for 12 months of my journey.  So starting in June I will be heading back to Blount Wellness a couple of times a month to work with Chad Hodson. 

Another step forward in being the best me that I can be 🙂

Alone

Have you ever felt alone in your journey to a happier and healthier, fit life?  Have you ever felt that you have nobody to lean on, nobody to look to and nobody to push you when you need a push.  Well I am feeling somewhat that way right at this moment.

I have been on my journey to a healthier me since January 25, 2010.  The first year I had a great support system with my friends at Blount Wellness Center and let me tell you I miss them terribly!  I am guessing that people believe that since I have opened my own Fitness Studio that I don’t need support, that I don’t need to be pushed.  Let me tell you, right now today, I NEED THIS!  Today is a day that I just want to say “I am tired of trying!  I am tired of being stuck!  I am tired of being tired!”  But guess what?  I love myself and how far I have come enough to not do this!  I will push myself, I will hold myself accountable and I will NEVER GIVE UP!  Giving up is not in my blood and I refuse to allow these feelings to creep in and take over my mind.

Just a reminder to you all:  Just because I own a Fitness Studio does not mean that I don’t need a push now and then.  It does not mean that I don’t have days that I just wanna throw in the towel.  It does not mean that I am perfect.  I am human, I have days and today just so happens to be one of those days!

Now, lets get to business and get this life going today and be the best that we can be!  I may feel alone sometimes but I know I am never alone!  I have my Inspired Fitness Family to lean on when needed

My Daddy

Life is such a blessing…..Life is something that Never needs to be taken for granted.

My daddy is in town visiting me and it has been such a blessed time!  He told me something though that really struck a cord that I just don’t ever think about.  He said “You know baby, I probably only have 15 maybe 20 years left with you”.  My reaction was “Daddy, don’t be talking like that….I don’t want to hear it”.  Daddy said “Well baby you do know I am going to be 73 this year”  I said to him “73 is still young and you have a lot more living to do”.  My dads reaction was this “YOU GOT THAT RIGHT BABY!  I AM LIVING EVERY DAY TO THE FULLEST!”  There ya go daddy!  Life life!!!!

I love my daddy so much and have so much to be thankful for.  His wisdom is beyond anyones I know and he always has loved me and my 3 sisters no matter what we have done in life! He is the reason that I am who I am today, No Doubt!  I have much of his personality traits and pray that I can be half as good of a person as he is.

Grief

This week has been a struggle….An amazing friend lost his mother and it has been heartbreaking to see the sadness in the eyes of the family.  Although Nanny Hunt is no longer suffering and is laying in the arms of Jesus with no pain she will still be missed by many here on Earth.

My point for this is to NEVER take one day for granted!  ALWAYS let the ones you love and care about most know how you feel!  Live Each Day as it is your last and DON’T have Regrets!

During a time of grief it is so easy to turn to food or other forms of gluteny. Remember this:  Food does not take the pain of losing someone you love away.  Food is not the answer but prayer, time and memories are.  Hold your memories and love closer to your heart and you will make it through!  Love yourself enough to know that You will be ok and that your loved one would want you to be Truly Happy!

RIP Susan (Nanny) Hunt

 

I struggle too

I am not perfect….I am human just like everyone else.  I have good days and I have bad days but I can tell you the Good out weighs the bad by plenty!

As you know I have been on an amazing weight loss and total health and fit lifestyle change for the past 2 years.  This ride has been amazing but yesterday I did something I have told people not to do for quite some time.  After a weekend getaway with my husband and not being too cautious about my food I got on the scale Monday morning…..OH MY!!!!!  My weigh in day is Saturday so here it is only Monday and the scale showed a 5 lb gain!  Holy Cow I was angry, I was mad, I yelled, I cussed and I screamed!

After throwing a childish fit, I stepped back and said to myself “Andi, you know better.  You know better then stepping on the scale on a non weigh in day.  You know that certain situations can cause the scale to not be your friend.”  So with that I was over it and started my day over again!  I worked my tail off on my exercises, I tracked my food and I am back to enjoying myself 🙂  You see life is about more than a number on the scale!  I refuse to allow the scale to define me!  Never again!

Cancer

Cancer is not an automatic death sentence. Cancer is just a diversion from the life we thought we were going to lead. Cancer has its own mind and it doesnt care how old you are, how healthy you are or what your skin color is. Cancer has no boundaries and it doesnt really care to cross the boundaries that we have set. Cancer just doesnt care!
Let me tell you who cares! Who cares is your family. Who cares is your friends, who cares are those fabulous doctors who have spent years and countless amounts of money educating themselves on how to take care of us. Who cares are the scientist who pour countless hours and sleepless nights researcing our cancer cells in hopes of finding a cure.  Who cares are the nurses who hold your hand when you have a melt down. Who cares is our children who needs us and our husbands and wives who want us! Who care are our moms and dads, brothers and sisters who is living thru this cancer hell with us!
Finally who cares is the competitive fighter and survivor within ourself that will not allow us to give in to cancer but welcomes the challenge of a diversion in our life. I AM A SURVIVOR! I AM COMPETITIVE! I AM A FIGHTER!!!!