Setbacks are annoying! I was so ready to start my new training program last week, when sickness crept in! I was so congested I couldn’t lift at my best. I was discouraged because I feel like it set me back for the body that I want for my 30th birthday.
However, I was really able to focus on nutrition and holistic healing methods in order to help my body recover. And it definitely worked. I drank green tea with turmeric, drank kombucha as well as apple cider vinegar and water, and ate loads of vegetables, and my favorite food as of late, kombucha squash!!!! OMG… I just roast it in the oven with some olive oil, S&P, and garlic powder. I don’t know if the amazing nutrients in this food helped boost my immune system, but I like to think it helped.
Along with focusing on my nutrition I started focusing on what I want to do in this upcoming decade of my life. I have always had a little fear of failure afraid that if I try something new and it doesn’t work out it will show that I am not skilled or a whole host of things that run through my head of self doubt. Coming to the end of my 20’s I have realized, it is ok to mess up. It is ok to fail. It is ok to ask for help. It is ok to say, “I’m still learning”. So that is what I am saying. I’m still learning, and growing which I hope to do until the day I am no longer here.
I am coming up with a list of goals and progressions I want to make for the new year, but get the ball started now. Everything from races to finally applying to get my Master’s degree, and a host of other dreams and aspirations I’ve had since I was a child. So, a setback is just a way for me to refocus and reset! I’ve never felt such a peace and steadiness about the new chapter I’m embarking on.
A bible verse my mom gave me before I started college or a new job is.
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I a with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Do Good, Eat Well, Workout!