Have you ever found something you loved that gives you confidence and passion? Something that at first was just an interest, but quickly became much more than that? It became a part of your life. You thought about it often. You began doing more research about it. You began studying it and watching others who were deemed “experts.” You started trying new things and stepping outside of your comfort zone. And then comes the best part…you started seeing the positive effects of this passion.
This has been my experience with the “world of fitness.” Not being afraid to lift heavy, early mornings of fasted cardio, weekly meal prep, daily macronutrient tracking, guzzling down at least a gallon of water each day, having freshly manicured nails that are quickly followed by several callouses, and getting more excited about my new workout clothes than my new work clothes. Those are the things I love; the things I look forward to; the things that give me confidence.
It’s time for me to find balance.
Recently I have been having a difficult time balancing life and my passion for fitness. As much as I love fitness and all aspects that are required to reach my goals, I have gotten to a place where I have to sit down and evaluate where my priorities are versus where they need to be/where I want them to be. Things that I consider my top priorities (or at least some of them) have found a place behind my passion for fitness. This didn’t happen purposely, but I have realized that if you aren’t actively pursuing your top priorities, they can easily get demoted.
The last thing I want is for something I love to become something that causes me to lose sight of what’s ultimately important in my life. My faith, my family, my health and my job are my priorities…in that order. Lately, this hasn’t been the case at all & it has been a slow process for me to realize the impact it can have when your priorities become misaligned.
I challenge you today to do the same thing that I have recently had the chance to do.
Evaluate your current season of life. What are your priorities? Which of those are most important to you, and are you living in a way that supports those? If not, maybe you need to do what I did and talk to someone who understands where you are and can give you advice, support, and encouragement to help you make any needed changes.