This weekend, my wife and I were out of town at a bed and breakfast without kids!!!!!
(picture of the bridge to the front door of our cabin)
When we arrived home, our six year old, Jeremiah had a huge gash on the left side of his cheek.
My mother in law had taken him to the park that afternoon and when he was playing, he fell down and scraped his cheek pretty bad.
When I asked him about that experience he said, “Dad I cried for a brief moment but I just got back up and went back and played with my friends (proud Dad moment:).”
Now, he can’t stop looking at his scratch. He thinks it looks super cool:).
His response to his fall has a lot of wisdom in it.
We’ve all fallen many times in our own health and fitness journey’s.
- Couldn’t get in a workout this week because I’ve had to work 16 hour days
- Lacked self control at Chuy’s and devoured 3 baskets of chips and salsa (I may have done that once or twice:).
- Put on those pair of shorts I haven’t worn in a while and I can’t button the button.
Just like Jeremiah, we all have the choice in how we respond.
Those three scenarios above can go two different ways.
” I can’t believe I missed an entire week of working out, I feel like such a failure. I obviously can’t do this working out thing.”
“I missed working out last week. My body desperately needs to restore itself, have some more energy, and get back to being more consistent. Can’t wait to workout after work today!”
“I feel so bloated after eating all of that Tex-Mex last night. I’m such a failure. What’s the point of eating healthy? I can’t stick to this.”
“I over did it last night and feel bloated. Good thing I’m back to eating healthy today and giving my body the nutrition it needs to be successful.”
“Wow, I guess I’m never going to wear those shorts again. Guess I’ll need to just accept that I’ll always be a bigger size and go from there.”
“Well, looks like I have a new goal of fitting back into these shorts. I’m going to hang them up in my bathroom so it will be the first thing I’ll see in the morning and last thing I see before I go to bed. This will be a big motivator in helping me stay consistent and on track with my fat loss goals!”
We all are going to fall at some point.
Your response when you fall is what’s going to make the difference in reaching your health and fitness goals!