My Fitness Journey

The Challenge of Life

Life can be such a challenge sometimes! I’m sharing my struggles openly and honestly with all of you because I don’t want to be one of those bloggers who just acts like everything is fine when everything is NOT fine.

So, I’m just going to come out and say it…everything is not fine. It’s not.

My life isn’t falling apart or anything. I’m not in crisis. I’m not crumbling from the pressure, but all the same, I’m having a tough time right now. The root cause of it isn’t even my health and fitness journey, but my health and fitness journey is certainly impacted by it.

I’m just bummed out about life right now. It’s more of a general malaise. I’m in my 30’s and I haven’t accomplished the things I wanted to accomplish by this time in my life. I’m bummed out about the general state of things, and it’s definitely having an impact on the rest of my life.

When you’re bummed, it’s easy to come home and just lay around watching movies instead of going to the gym. It’s easy to neglect your meal prep and end up going out for tacos instead. See what I mean? Little things add up to a big difference in overall wellness.

I’m working on it. I’m working on seeing the bright side of things. I’m working on pushing through the malaise, but I’m not going to lie…it’s HARD.

So why am I sharing this with you?

I promise, I’m not looking for your sympathy. I’m not looking for anything, really. I just want those of you who might be out there in the same situation as me to know that you’re not alone. You’re not the only one going through these kinds of things. I started this health and fitness blog recently, but I’ve been a travel blogger for quite a bit longer and I have a lot of readers. People always tell me my life looks so amazing. I live by the beach. I take pictures by the ocean all the time. I do fun things on the weekends. I go traveling. I spend weekends exploring the American Southwest and bigger trips see me gallivanting across the globe to amazing places like Sydney and Tokyo. People are constantly telling me my life looks soooooo amazing. While I love the things that I do and I wouldn’t trade my travel life for all the world, I just want you to know that nothing is perfect. We all put our best feet forward. I wouldn’t have a very successful travel blog if I moped on it all the time.

So just know…you’re not alone.

Anyway, I’ve been working through these feelings lately and I’m really lucky to have help. My Beachbody coach has been amazing. I commented on our Group Challenge app the other day that I hadn’t worked out because I was feeling low. She reached out to chat with me and encourage me. It helped. Sometimes it helps to have a community of people behind you.

Anyway, that’s all for today. I just wanted to open up with a little brutal honestly about how it’s going.

Hopefully next time I check in I’ll be able to tell you that I’ve been hitting the gym hard and drinking kale smoothies all day, but I doubt it. This is all a process. Happiness is a choice. Weight loss and fitness is a process and it takes time.

I’m working on it.

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