The Glowing Ginger: Just Keep Swimming
During my late teens and early twenties, I was privileged to live in Sydney, Australia. If you ever get the chance to travel, I highly recommend adding " 'Straya" to your bucket list of places to visit!
For three years I was able to call this beautiful, coastal city my home. I was reminiscing about my time in Sydney the other day after viewing the trailer for "Finding Dory" [the sequel to "Finding Nemo"]. One of the quotes from the original film, "Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming..." has become somewhat of a life motto for me.
Naturally I am very self disciplined, but occasionally I can find myself in a slump. This is where I find myself right now. Kyler has been waking up more throughout the night [Hello growth spurt!], my toddler is ruler of the "terrible two's" and my husband has recently accepted a new job offer. His new position is a fantastic promotion and holds lots of promise, but the trade-off is we are back to a commute and I stress over the unknowns. None of these are excuses to neglect my health, but they have certainly put a damper on my motivation.
Julian Michaels said, "Transformation is not a future event. It's a present day activity." No one has ever regretted a workout or eating a nourishing meal after-the-fact. Sometimes living healthy, means being healthy even when you don't feel like it. Today I choose to rise above my feelings. I choose to just keep swimming.
Time to go into #beastmode!