On to Week 2: Mental Toughness

On to Week 2: Mental Toughness

I have over a week under my belt since starting this “mental toughness” project. When I complete it in September I will share all that I’ve learned, progress, and exactly what I’ve been doing. But for now, I wanted to share a few tidbits on what I’ve come to realize in the last week.

  1. I waste a lot of time. The certain things I’ve HAD to get done to do this have made me learn to prioritize it better.
  2. I can do hard things.
  3. I was super addicted to sugar.
  4. Said sugar/caffeine gives me a lot of brain fog.
  5. I feel and sleep so much better when I work out.
  6. I’m not as mentally tough as I thought it was. This project takes discipline. I’m excited to see what is to come in the next 8 weeks.
  7. Wear the shorts and wear the tank tops. Life is to short to care about what other people think of your body. You do YOU. If you like it, rock it sister. (coming from someone who’s terrified to wear tank tops in front of others)
  8. It’s ok to treat yourself and eat things you love. But you need to find balance. I’m teaching myself healthy moderation.
  9. Some people won’t understand why you’re doing this. That’s ok. Show up for yourself and they will see why eventually.
  10. Quit putting what you can do or start today off until tomorrow. You might not have tomorrow OR you’ll wish you would have started when tomorrow turns into a year from now.

It’s amazing what you can do in a week. Those small changes and discipline lead to bigger things.

Stay tuned.

Reflections on Mental Toughness + Grit

Reflections on Mental Toughness + Grit

Today was a hard one mentally. Pushing through things I don’t want to. Fighting through things that hurt. I struggle sometimes and this mental toughness project I’m doing makes you face things you push down. I have a highlight saved on my instagram with a little more in depth of what I’m talking about.

But as I was on our road finishing up, the very last paint brush we have was right in front of me and if you know me at all, you know how special these are to me, how they are all through my branding/what I do, who they remind me of, etc.

Not that it was, but it seemed as if it was saved for me today-like God was saying, here, I see you. I’ve got you. Keep on fighting, you can do this through me ONLY.

And that’s the point my friends. Our “toughness” and strength comes from Him-no where else.

I’m going to miss seeing these. They’ve always been my favorite. Some call them weeds, but I’ve always seen them as beautiful. They aren’t able to survive on their own. Their roots work themselves into other plants to gather their nutrients for a short time and then they are gone. They remind me of myself too, I can’t survive on my own. Like me, they are imperfect. But, it’s almost the end of their season. Sort of like this weak one I’m going through.

This is your reminder that your flaws and struggles are an opportunity to draw near to Him and gain a strength that only comes from our Heavenly Father.