As I have done at least a gazillion times before, I am on yet another weight loss
journey. This has been a life long challenge for me. You would think that I would have this down to a science by now. I have tried everything. I have tried Weight Watchers, watching weight, intermittent fasting, intermittent eating, low carb, high carb, no carb, you name it, I tried it. Nothing seemed to work long term and I was not happy with the numbers from my wellness check up. This was a warning sign to me that I needed to take my health more seriously.
I was scrolling through my social media pages one day and something peaked my interest. I came across a free trial to participate in a local boot camp near where I live. I hesitated at first, but then I realized that this might be exactly what I needed. I wanted something beyond the treadmill, the elliptical machine and just walking. I wanted and needed accountability and the video on social media made it look so easy.....until I took advantage of the free trial! Let's just say I needed help getting out of the car after my very first day!
Despite the sore muscles and fatigue after my work out and limping up the stairs to the shower while saying a million "ouches" along the way, and providing my husband with comic relief,
I admit that I did feel a sense of accomplishment. I began to reminisce about the work out that day and I remembered that certain moves would tire me out more than others and I had to have plenty of water nearby. I just felt like I needed more water. For some reason, my "spidy" senses led me to believe that a cold drink of water would somehow give me some inner strength that would make this workout tolerable. Boy, was I wrong! It's called "bootcamp" for a reason and no amount of water could save me from the pain and suffering I was enduring.
What moves did I make that caused me to be so thirsty? What was happening in my life where that cold drink of water could somehow give me some inner strength that was beyond human thinking? Why is it that the more I moved the more thirsty I became? Why in the world would I sign up for a bootcamp class?
Let's look at this a little differently. We can make moves that we might think would help us in the long run, but that is not always the case.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU THIRST FOR.
We can be thirsty for the wrong things. We can be thirsty for money. We can be thirsty for love. We can be thirsty for a position or title. We can be thirsty for attention.
Let me just clarify, that there is absolutely nothing wrong with constantly improving and working on ourselves but just like being in a gym, I made certain moves that allowed my body to crave. In my case, it was water. What are you craving?
BE CAREFUL AND WATCH WHAT YOU ALLOW YOUR BODY TO CRAVE AND BE CAREFUL NOT TO CRAVE THE WRONG THINGS.
There are emotional cravings, financial cravings, mental cravings and, physical cravings. If we are not careful, our "thirstiness" can get to the point where we begin to de-value ourselves as women because we think the thirst is real so we get into desperate mode and that is a dangerous place to be.
NEVER DE-VALUE WHO YOU ARE TO BECOME OR DO SOMETHING YOU WERE NEVER CALLED TO.
As women, let's learn to be intentional. Never put yourself in a position to put up with anything just to fall for everything. You are better than that. You are bigger than that. You are wiser that that and you are smarter than that. I am 26 pounds lighter and am doing just THAT.
The thirst is real but the Power within you is fierce. Recognize it.
Rise Above & Move Forward,