Can we talk about ego’s for a sec? Not your puffed out chest saying “I am a badass,” but the egos we utilize to go against what we know isn’t best for us.
Take me for example… When I first started with my weightless journey, I was completely on my own. I knew I could do it by myself, I wasn’t sharing my journey or even talking to anyone about it. I just did it. So when I failed, I failed miserably and beat myself up for it over, over and over again.
It wasn’t until I found a tribe. You’re right, a tribe sounds “clique-y”. The saying rings true, “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” Without the group of like-minded woman I was invited into, I wouldn’t be where I am today. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be writing this post.
Today, I am on bed rest, not because anything is necessarily wrong. But, because I let my ego get ahead of my bodies needs. I took two days away from exercise after transfer day, and then hopped right back into my routine. I shouldn’t have, but there I was crushing it! I felt great after every single workout, some of my friends and even my coach said “you’re glowing!”. But, what they didn’t know.. Is that I was threatening to waste close to fourteen thousand dollars because my ego said “keep going”. So, now, I put my ego aside. I put it away and I reached out for help.
When I reached out at home, I found my kids sticking to my nutrition plan bringing me healthy snacks in my colorful containers, water, breakfast, lunch and checking in on me so much (sometimes too much, lets be honest). I’m really proud of them for stepping up to help out their moms and keep their baby brother(s) away from mama’s ego.
When I reached out to my tribe, I found support regardless of not being able to work out with them. I found them cheering on my non-scale victories (NSV’s) and checking in with me personally to see if I needed anything. I have found a group who enjoys me for me, and lets me come out of my shell just a bit more than usual.
Long story, not short – Put aside your ego to do what’s best for you. Even when it’s not what you “want” to do, you have to learn to listen to your bodies needs!
XO – Sabrina