Pity Party? No More!

Monday, January 20, 2014

It has been a rough week personally, a truly rough week.  In fact, it's been one of those weeks where I would love to run and hide from the world.  In a sense, I did.  I maintained my nutritional goals, but frankly, after Monday, I took a hiatus from my workout plans.  I'm not proud of it, but I do want to be absolutely transparent on this blog.  After all, I keep telling you how much I value accountability as a coach, right?  Well, transparency to all of you is my own form of accountability. 

So what do you do when you don't feel like keeping up with your goals?  Put simply, you find something to inspire you.  You find something - anything - to push you past your self-imposed limits.  So where you do you look for that something? 

I have the immense privilege of having multiple places - and multiple people - to kick me in the behind when I need to get over my little pity party:

  1. I have you all.  I may not know you all by name, but I see the number of views go up, so thank you.  Thank you for keeping me honest.  Thank you for reading.  Thank you for inspiring me.  And thank you for demanding reliability.  I owe you.
  2. I have my coach.  I don't want to let her down because she is incredibly inspiring, and truth be told, I want to be just as inspiring as she is.  She posts encouraging words and instruction every day, modeling just what a coach should be.  I want to be like that.  I want to change lives.  And I can't do that on my bum.  I have to be the example for my own challengers and followers.
  3. I have the challengers in my current challenge group.  Again, it's about modeling behavior and keeping commitments.  It's about not being a hypocrite.  It's about inspiring others.  Challenge groups aren't just beneficial for my challengers.  I love seeing the passion and the changes that happen every single day.  But challenge groups also challenge me.  I need them - to keep me consistent.  I do best when I am challenged by others, and I have found the same to be true of most people.  A little peer pressure - a little following the crowd - can really propel you into your own success.
So what about you?  What are your strategies for avoiding or combating pity parties?  How do you re-energize yourself?  Do you have a coach to push you?  Do you have someone in your corner to tell you exactly what you need to hear?  If not, I'd love to be that person for you.  I'd also love to have you join us for my next challenge group beginning January 27 - next Monday!  Contact me and together we'll get you started.

And now, it's off to go see my "date" for Total Synergistics!

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