Sometimes no matter how hard you try to do everything right, things somehow manage to turn out wrong. There are forces out there that are simply beyond your control. After almost seven months of avoiding tuna, sushi, cold cuts, and second-hand smoke. After making kale smoothies, taking my prenatal vitamins and drinking plenty of water. After deciding to take the last three months of my pregnancy off to just prepare my mind and body to give birth. I experienced a stillbirth due to complications related to Intrauterine Growth Restriction. When you’ve been handed a blow like that it’s very tempting to become depressed and to throw in the towel. But as the saying goes, winners never quit and quitters never win.
When it comes to your health and fitness, you may be doing all the right things and yet the scale won’t budge. You take your prescribed medications and still the problem persists. The doctors may have said there really isn’t anything else they can do for you. Before you prepare to die, let me encourage you to keep standing.
Crucial Tips to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not
- Check Your Tude – Your Attitude is everything. If your glass is always half-empty then it’s only a matter of time before you die of thirst. When your glass is always half-full you’ll always have something to drink.
- Check Your Area – Be aware of your surroundings. Get up out the bed and clean your house instead of wallowing in dirt. If you’re surrounded by mess, your mind will be a mess as well.
- Watch your Company – Be careful of the company you keep. It’s good to have people around you who will weep when you weep but when the time of mourning is over those same people need to join you in the celebration. Anyone who wants to have a continual pity party needs a change of venue because you’re not available to host that party.
- Bust a Move – Now that you have this information about your health, what are you going to do about it? Take some time to determine what the next move should be. Chart a course and then make your move. Do what you must to restore balance and order in your life.
Those of you who have been following my blog know that I’m not telling you what I’ve heard but I’m telling you what I know. I began this blog in the hopes that I could write something that would make your life easier and your vision for a healthy body clearer. Our best plans sometimes fail but when you’ve done everything you know to do, stand tall and know that it’s not over till you win.
Until Next Time,
Nicole D.P. McLaughlin, P.T.