A couple of days ago my wife took my kids to Canyon Lake for the day.
They met up with her friend Deidre, her son, and her mom.
It was a day to remember in more ways than one (you’ll see in a minute:).
They took out a boat and took turns riding the inner tube.
Halfway through their time on the lake, Jeremiah (my 6 yr old) turns to my wife and says, “mom I’ve got to poop.”
Since they were on a boat with no bathroom, my wife responds with, “sorry buddy there’s no bathroom, you’ll just have to hold it.”
Jeremiah says, “mom it’s about to come out one way or another.”
Any parent who’s been in this situation knows that you have to act fast and time is of the essence:).
Deidre’s mom told my wife that she has some HEB sacks on the boat and he can use those to go the bathroom in.
So everyone else on the boat got in the water to give him privacy and my wonderfully sweet wife help the bag for my son to poop in:(.
As this is going on, Jeremiah realizes that from his angle of bending over he can watch himself poop:).
He proceeds to bend over more and move around so he can get a better front row seat:).
In the meantime, my wife is like a center fielder trying to catch a pop fly in the sun.
She tells Jeremiah to stop moving because they don’t want poop on the boat:).
My wife however had the worst seat in the house:). She told me later that it was the worst thing she’s ever seen in her life:).
After he finished he went to go swim and
I’ve got 2 great take away’s from this story to help you with your fitness goals. Well actually 3:).
1.) This a hilarious story:)
2.) Don’t compare yourself to others
One of the qualities about my son Jeremiah is that he truly doesn’t care what people think. He’s extremely unique and embraces that.
Something I see a lot, is that people get so defeated by what they perceive others think about them.
Start focusing on yourself and your goals.
You will never measure up to someone else you are comparing yourself to.
They will never measure up to you.
Both of y’all are unique and there’s only one of you.
When you compare yourself and get defeated, you are the one holding yourself back from greatness.
3.) Have someone to hold you accountable
Let’s face it sticking to your fitness goals are hard!
Most people fail at reaching them because they don’t have someone in their corner encouraging them and keeping them on track.
Thankfully for Jeremiah, he had my wife to help him so he wouldn’t have a bathroom accident.
When work gets busy, kids schedules change, or other life things happen we need someone to help us stay accountable to our fitness goals. Otherwise it becomes less of a priority!
Do you have that trainer or friend in your life who will help you stay accountable to your fitness goals?
If not, that can make a difference between living an ordinary vs extraordinary life.