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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ashley's Story: Feeling the Love

I'll start off by saying sorry that there was no post last week. All of those germs around my house that I had been talking about finally got to me. I was out of commission for the better part of the week. So, after everyone being sick, me being sick, and then my daughter getting sick again, it seems as though we're all finally on the mend.

While being sick was physically hard, getting through the Great Plauge of 2011 has been mentally exhausting. I had missed almost two weeks of bootcamp, kick started those bad habits that always seem to creep back in when I'm feeling stressed and tired, and generally spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself.

I wish I could say that when bootcamp came around this week (a make-up since I had missed my normal time because my daughter was running another 103 temp), I was rearing to go. That would be a lie though. I had a million excuses running through my mind all day. Fortunately, my coach (and one of my best friends, Lara Callesen) held me accountable. I'm so glad I went.

When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I forget what a wonderful place bootcamp is. I had some great conversations with my fellow mamas as we walked around McKinley Park Thursday night. I remembered that it's okay to not be perfect and that just because I've slipped for a couple of weeks it doesn't have to mean the end. I can pick up and move forward. I doubt the other ladies realize how much they helped to pull me out of my funk, but they did.

1 comment:

Lara said...

I'm glad you were there, too. Love you! xoxo