Comparison is the thief of joy

This week is the Team Beachbody Summit in Nashville. It’s a time for 25,000 coaches to come together to have fun, learn together, work out live with the celebrity trainers we love, and shop!!

It’s also a time for recognition for people who are doing awesome coaching. This year I’m being recognized for being a Success Club Legend. It means I’ve consistently coached people for 24 months in a row at least. So many other coaches are here being recognized for other things. Things I wish I was being recognized for. And then I have to take a step back and be grateful. Hitting legend status is an accomplishment. And instead of focusing on what I didn’t get to, the work I should have done, I’m going to be glad I’m here with one of my coaches and celebrate this achievement. Time breathe and pause and celebrate. 

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Joy in the journey

I realized that so much of life is mental. How do you think you are and how should you feel?  I invested in and am doing some awesome brain training. Instead of saying negative things to myself, I find a positive. I’m more aware of how I think about myself and my situation.  

As coaches, we tell our challengers to set goals and schedule rewards to hit them. The team is what keeps me going. Many of us have done our “transformation” and now need to maintain for the rest of our lives. We gain and lose and sometimes our goals are totally unrealistic. What matters is the journey and having friends who help along the way. There is no finish line except the grave. 

Today, one of our challengers posted her before and after results. I looked at her measurements that she dutifully took and realized that aside from my waist being 5″ thinner, our measurements everywhere else were within 1/2″ of each other. She reported she had lost 4lbs. I looked at the numbers and realized that her before weigh in was my lofty goal weight. She’s 20lbs LIGHTER than I am. 20 POUNDS! With the same measurements. She’s also 5″ shorter. It blew my mind. 

What I realized is that I’m obsessed with metrics and tracking change and need to instead “do my best and forget the rest.” I need to find joy in the journey and breathe and enjoy life. 

And I realized that I’ll always treat myself as an experiment. Try something new and see what changes. 

Next up, eating my way through the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook and finishing P90X. 

31 day blog challenge: Day 16 What Is Your Biggest Accomplishment?

So, I’m an achiever by nature, and I really feel like I don’t have a big accomplishment. I haven’t written a best selling book or a cure for cancer. I have managed to keep 2 kids and a dog alive while my amazing husband is at work. 

I have a bookmark I keep in the book I’m reading that says Live in Joy. That is what I’m working towards and that will be my biggest accomplishment.