LIFE // Setbacks vs Failures


Every so often there are the moments where motivation and drive gets sucked out of you. It happened to me this morning! I woke up in the worst of moods and it had nothing to do with my fitness, but all to do with adult life. When you're growing up your parents and adults around you tell you the challenges of life as a grown up, but you really don't know what that is like until you start to lay the bricks down to build a foundation that is your own. This morning it took every ounce of will for me to get out of the house, drive to the gym, take off my seat belt, and get on the stair mill. People look up to me and admire me for my inner strength which is incredible and very humbling, but I am also human. And there are moments where mental weakness can overcome me too! The moments of weakness are often the ones that I have come to embrace. They allow me to reflect on accomplishments and setbacks.

I call them setbacks instead of failures because failures just sounds like I've quit. Changing my perspective on how I view this roadbumps in life allows me to continue feeling like I'm always moving forward even if it's at a slower pace.

I remind myself daily that there's no use of comparing any aspect of my life to someone else's. We are all on the same journey just going at our own paces.

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.