It doesn’t matter how good your plan is...what matters most is what you do when your plan goes to sh!t.
Meet my beautiful, strong and fit client, and friend, Melissa. Above all of that, she is now a NEW MOM! Her bundle of joy is not even 12 weeks old yet and Melissa is already back to her pre-pregnancy fit self. She is finding out though, this post pregnancy self feels a bit different even if she looks just as incredible. Since I’ve been coaching Melissa for the past few years, I’ve never had to be on her to give her best effort, it’s actually the opposite; I’ve had to slow her down at times. Melissa is a perfectionist and like many women, wants to go harder and longer to achieve results faster. The reality is, there will be times when our body cannot keep up with our mental picture.
You can appear to be in control of your life yet be quietly suffering inside. Spreading yourself out to thin, trying to be everything to everyone, playing peacemaker among everyone in your circle, attempting to control every moment of your life, allowing what others say or don't say define the way you feel…do any of these behaviors sound familiar? They sure do to me and after meeting her, I know I’m not alone.
Never have I seen a hue of blue with so much energy and intensity...I should have known then that the fierceness wasn’t just in the color of her turquoise eyes, it penetrated much deeper. As I spent more time with her, I was certain it flowed relentlessly through her body as I witnessed it in everything she set out to do. Most people attribute her fierce drive to her competitive nature, and actually, she does too; but I see so much more. Within her bewitching gaze, I see more than just pretty blue eyes and a competitive spirit. I see the passion, the power and the desire to live life intentionally and with so much purpose. I see the strength of the ocean. That’s why its so ironic that for years she has held so much of herself back, but just like a tsunami rushing towards the shoreline, Melissa Wall is now proving to be unstoppable.