So I just got home from a long weekend in Colorado. Usually, when I travel, I eat out every meal and I end up feeling bloated and awful, even though I choose the best foods and try to stay on track. But you know how it is…you end up starving and the “good for you” choices end up not looking or sounding good, so you decide “just this once” I’ll eat this or that. And before you know it, the whole weekend has passed and you’ve had several “cheat” meals. Then you get home and the struggle is real to get back on track. We’ve all been there, right?!
But I’m so happy that this time was different! For you see, my brother and his wife just had beautiful twin girls! And that whole going out thing became a WHOLE LOT more difficult! Add in a rambunctious 3 year old and it gets even more difficult! So we spent our weekend visiting and cooking all our meals at their house. Which, believe me, was MUCH preferred! So this time, it was super easy to stay on track and enjoy the weekend without feeling awful the whole time!
I also got in a couple bodyweight workouts at the hotel with my nephew. Usually, I like to try to find a crossfit gym to drop in at, but I knew I wouldn’t have time this trip. But no worries…the bodyweight workouts I did were enough to get me moving and sweating and feeling the burn! And it inspired my nephew to get up and get moving too. His version of butterfly sit-ups looked WAY easier than mine! Hahahaha. I could have used this weekend as an excuse to relax and be lazy, but that isn’t me. Working out is relaxing for me!! And it didn’t detract from my weekend of visiting family either! Plus it helps that my family knows how crazy I am without my workouts!! :)
This was a much needed weekend away from some of the things going on in my life. I needed the time away to reflect on things going on in my life and to focus on the bigger picture. Because family is really what it’s all about. I enjoyed my one-on-one time with my nephew so much, and I loved getting to snuggle and cuddle with my nieces…they are such little angels! God Bless my sister-in-law for being able to handle it all while my brother is away at work! Plus he is amazing when he gets home and immediately starts helping and pitching in where needed! It definitely takes a village!!
I came home with a much clearer head and purpose for where my life is going and where it should be. My focus has been off and unclear for a bit, but I now know where it should be. That’s such a good feeling to have…knowing that all I had to do was take a step back and away from it all to really help it become clear where I should be focusing. I’d definitely recommend that for anyone!
I’m excited for being back on track and having set goals that I’m working towards. I’m even more excited to be back on track with God as my focus. For too long, I’ve strayed away from Him and I know that He is exactly where I need to be. I finally feel at peace knowing that He is at the helm of my ship…I hand Him all my anxieties and worries and rest peacefully knowing that whatever is going to happen is exactly what is supposed to.
I hope you all had an amazing weekend, as well! It’s weird talking about my long weekend while we are heading into another weekend here in a couple days. But I’m not complaining! I only have to work two days this week :) Then I have another busy weekend of attending the Crossfit Level 1 Certification training. I’m so excited to get this training under my belt and get on my way to achieving my goals!
Have a great rest of the week, and enjoy your weekend!
With love and wellness,
Ooooh – how could I forget?!?! Here are some pictures from this weekend!!
Did you have an amazing New Year’s Eve? I spent mine with my handsome boyfriend and his beautiful daughter, as well as a bunch of great friends I met through my Crossfit gym and my boyfriend. It seems like it flew by…one minute, it was 7 p.m. and we had five hours left of 2014, and the next, we were in the last minute of it and counting down to 2015!! We made it to midnight and watched the ball drop in Times Square…well, Scott and I did. His daughter made it til about 11:55, LOL. She was so close!! And she slept through all the noise and the celebration!! She was zonked out til 9 a.m. this morning!
This time of year is always a time of reflection. We look at what we have accomplished over the past year – did we keep those resolutions? And we look forward to the upcoming year and what we want to accomplish. As I look back over the past year, I realize just how inspiring 2014 was for me. I started focusing more on me and what I wanted, instead of what I thought other people wanted for/from me. I also learned how to love myself more…not just the “good” parts of me, but EVERY part of me. And with all that, I met and fell in love with Scott, a fellow Crossfitter and someone who loves me for exactly who I am. He supports me and my growing business, both with the Health Coaching stuff and the doTerra oils. I’ve even gotten him interested in the oils!! He loves using them! And even better, his kids love them too!! His daughter came up to me this morning and said, “Whitney, I need some oils for my leg. I got a boo-boo.” How awesome is that??? Additionally, I started my training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and have made great strides to becoming a Health Coach and living the life I’ve always wanted to live! In December, I was half-way through with the program and pre-certified to start seeing clients! I’m in the process of setting up my very own business (which is a HUGE step and only *slightly* intimidating!!). But I am beyond happy!! I made some huge life changes this year and I am so excited to continue moving forward and seeing what 2015 has in store for me!
I hope you look back on the past year and see great things, as well! If not, here’s to a fresh start in 2015. And here’s the thing – you don’t need the first day of the new year to make a fresh start. You can start any day of the week, month, year, etc. But this is the time of year for that fresh start! Make it a beautiful year! It’s day 1 of your 365 page book for 2015. How do you plan to write your book?
Here’s to an awesome, beautiful, productive 2015!!
With love and wellness,