January 12, 2017
For those of you that have been following me on FB recently, you may have seen that I spent Christmas and New Year’s in the hospital with my dad. He unexpectedly got very sick Christmas Eve, so we had to spend a lot more time in Atlanta with my parents than expected.
Praise God, with my business, I was able to stay without any problems and just work every day from the hospital. I am so very blessed that my business allows me the freedom to work from anywhere, at anytime. I can work at home, on the road, getting my nails done, even on the beach! I just can’t imagine if I had to leave my parents when they needed me, just so I could go back to work at a job 40 hours a week. I’m so blessed that I am my own boss and have the freedom I do to work the flexible schedule I do. Being a Coach has completely changed my life in so many ways.
You would think being stuck in a hospital would give me all kinds of excuses to not work, eat badly and not workout. But as you’ve heard me say many times: “THERE ARE NO EXCUSES!” I made a point of eating healthy the multitude of times we ate in the hospital; luckily they had great and delicious healthy options. I actually enjoyed the healthy foods and the amazing salads with chicken and other items they had there. (Did I just admit to you all that I enjoyed hospital food?! It’s come a long way!) They also had an amazing looking bakery, but I only shared 2 pastries with my mom during the course of our time there. And believe me, the old me would’ve been eating pastries daily and many times per day!! And these were incredible pastries!!
But you know what? One of my mottos is “If it is to be, it is up to me.” I work too hard with my workouts and eating a clean, healthy meal plan to fuel my body and get the results I want. And because of this, I know that no matter where I am – a restaurant, a hospital, even travelling or on the road – I need to continue to follow my healthy eating plan. Sure – I allow myself treats! But in moderation, and I never feel deprived. Thank you, Portion Fix, for teaching me how to fuel my body properly!
I also made sure I never missed one day of workouts!! With our Beachbody on Demand, I can stream over 600 workouts on my laptop, phone or tablet at anytime! I enjoyed my Core de Force workouts with some other fun cardio and yoga workouts thrown in – no need to drag sets of heavy dumbbells on the road with me! I absolutely LOVE the new option they have with the All Access Annual On Demand option. It was already an AMAZING bargain- but now even more so! Totally fabulous! (PS Just let me know if you’d like details!!!)
The moral of the story is – I could have made any number of excuses. But I didn’t. And as I prepare to return home after my super-extended stay with my parents during my dad’s hospital stay (thank you GOD he is recovering well!) – I feel great. I’m full of energy, I feel great about the food choices I made, and I am ready to get back to my heavy weights workouts!