We all lose our inspiration once in awhile. For me it has been a LONG time coming. I have recently had some ‘interesting’ experiences that have helped me lose mine. I’m getting it back and it’s not easy, but it’s coming.
About a month ago I decided to start this blog. I was living primally and loving it. I was dating someone who was inspiring me to write, think and keep focused on my goals. Then one day, I wasn’t dating that person anymore. But that’s not all that happened. At about the same time, I started really struggling with my career. As many of you know, I’m a speech therapist. I lost my drive for it. I found myself not thinking outside of the box and just plain bored with the day-to-day aspects of my job. I also lost my motivation for writing and reading and just kind of holed myself up in my apartment and did my own thing for a couple of weeks. (mostly watched tv and cooked) It’s like one day I woke up and decided to be depressed…so wierd because that’s so NOT me! But in true Bree-fashion, I continued to eat healthy and exercise. I also decided to focus on my work more and on ‘relationshits’ less.
And here I am…I finally snapped the HELL out of it and decided to make some changes. I joined this amazing gym in North Scottsdale called AmenZone. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. I think it single-handedly snapped me out of my FUNK. It promotes positive self-talk, fitness and mental toughness. It was just what I needed when I felt like everything else was complete crap.
Every night at AmenZone the trainers leave us with a ‘message’ before we go. Their message is often something inspirational and thought-provoking and is often just what I need after an hour of death-defying cardio and exercise. It brings your spirit up and makes you want to come back the next night to hear the new message. I am hoping to add this to my blog and inspire others to think positively.
Last night the gist of the message was not to give up. The trainer spoke about pushing through when you think you can’t. He related it to our workout by talking about the 2-minute intervals that we complete. Each exercise we do we do for two minutes and by the end of 2-minutes you either want to give up or throw up and die. But somehow we make it. We become tough when we think we have NOTHING left. If we reach deep down inside we can muster up the strength to push through the last ten seconds of pain and come out breathing on the other side. Amazing. Our minds are so much more tough than we think and with some encouragement anything is possible.
So I want to extend this message to my friends and family. This life is tough. It can leave you feeling breathless and completely exhausted but it’s worth it. Prove to yourself how strong you are and dig deep. Find that mental strength and PUSH through when you think you have nothing left. Reach out to those that love you when you don’t have the strength and borrow some of theirs but don’t quit just because it FEELS easier.