The past three weeks, Nathan and I have been really consistent with our workouts and our eating habits. We’ve been making progress towards our goals and it felt like nothing was going to stop us.

Today, I hit a roadblock.

In one of my earlier posts, I shared how my auto-immune disease can sometimes hold me back. I shared some of my symptoms and how it affects what I can do. Today was the first day in 3 weeks that I physically could not get to the gym.

Now my first thoughts were to just say “well forget trying to be healthy today” or “let’s order pizza for dinner since I’m upset.” These were things that I used to do when I would have a sick day. I used to let my symptoms control the rest of my health and any future results. The problem with this way of thinking is that I was letting something I couldn’t control dictate my future.

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for" by becca cahan:  Credit: Becca Cahan

So…. I took the above quote to heart! Instead of dwelling on the fact that I couldn’t make it to the gym or that I couldn’t control my symptoms, I chose to do something else for me! Today I stayed within my calorie goals and didn’t eat according to my emotions. This evening, I spent time working on my It Works business. I watched inspirational videos from leaders in the company. I contacted friends and family to tell them more about the products that are available. I did research on the top selling products.  I made some decisions regarding marketing and advertising. All of these things contributed to our new healthy lifestyle even though I couldn’t lift weights.

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I’m taking advantage of the opportunities given to me instead of focusing on the things I can’t control. I’m working on turning It Works in another income for us so we can have more financial freedom. I’m choosing to become the best version of myself. I’m pushing myself to reach my goals.

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Does anyone else want to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them? Does anyone else want to develop another income for their family? Does anyone else want to be the best version of themselves?

Does anyone else want to jump in with me?

-Rachel
rachelbworks.com

 

 

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