For the last 2 days, I’ve been trying to get a specific post out but after 3 calls with my hosting provider & multiple downloads, deletes, reboots and what-nots, that post has been lost in an effort to save everything else on this blog. Boo!
The funny thing is, as I was typing about a delicious dessert, I had another post idea that just wouldn’t go away and it looks like fate wanted that one written first. So, here you go Fate!
As a Health Coach, one of the first things I work with my clients on, is finding their “Why”. Why do they want to change? Why do they want to eat healthy? Why do they want to lose weight? Etc., etc….. It may be, because they have a function they are going to and want to lose that stubborn 5 lbs. or have a race they want to run, but in the end, most revert back to their old ways or gain their pounds back UNLESS their “Why” is a biggie.
Their parent or loved one has diabetes and they don’t want to make the same choices.
They can’t play with their kids because of their weight and want to be a more hands-on parent.
They want to see their kids grow up and get married and know that the lifestyle they are currently living may hinder that.
They work all the time and the stress & time away is hurting their family and/or their marriage so changes MUST happen.
Those are good “why’s”.
My “why” is my son Xander.
He is why I changed our diet, why I became a health coach, why I write this blog & why it is named after him. He is why I keep going when my site crashes for 2 days and I just want to give it up. He is why I am Homeroom Mom every year. He is why I volunteer at school. He is why I spent so many nights crying early on. He is why I appreciate life & health so much more than I would have before. Not that my other 2 children aren’t as important or don’t stir a passion in me, it’s just that this child, has special needs that the others do not and this child needs an advocate and because of what we went through, I want to help others in a way that I did not have.
Everybody has a “Why”, they just have to find it!
I think about all the weird skin conditions, the autoimmune issues, all the times an ambulance was called, or the countless, sleepless nights of respiratory distress & breathing treatments every 2 hours. I especially think back to the Summer of 2014 when an unknown reaction sent us to the hospital, and we honestly thought we were going to lose X when the first Epi didn’t work.
My point in telling you all this is because sometimes, it will may overwhelming. Other times, life seems to be normal (no hospital visits this year), everything seems to be going well (no Epi used in 2016) and you feel like you can let off and stop doing what you’re doing or fighting for your goal. Rejoice in that, be thankful things are going well, but don’t forget your “why”. It may change a little, or it may morph into something else, but there is a reason you are here! There is a purpose in you! There is something You can do that No one else can do!
My X-man is truly a superhero, he’s a trooper, he’s resilient, he’s pretty stinkin amazing! HE has a purpose. HE is going to do something GREAT! HE is my “WHY”.
Have you thought about your “WHY”?
What are you passionate about?
What have you overcome?
How can you make a difference?
Or, maybe you’re not so sure yet. Where are you struggling? Maybe that’s a great place to start.
I’d love to hear from you so don’t forget to share your answers below,,, It’s much more fun when everyone participates 🙂
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