I know, I know, it’s been a while since I last posted!  So I thought today I would keep it short and update on why I haven’t posted for a couple weeks.  And thus why I want to talk about discouragement today.

Over the past week my neck and shoulder issues have reared their ugly head again 😦  In short, I get these intense muscle spasms in my trapezius muscles that make their way to the base of my skull, pretty much rendering me useless, at least in my conquest of a stronger me.  But today I decided, I need to rise above this discouragement.  This will not be the last time a road block is put in my way and I need to be able to cope with whatever other obstacles may arise.  So instead of thinking about how I can’t get my daily workouts in, I have focused more of my attention towards diet and continuing to eat clean and put things in my body that will help keep me on my path, rather than let my lack of physical activity get me down.

I will be back soon, and hopefully stronger than ever, but until then, I will focus on the positives and the things I can control, rather than those things that are outside my control.  If there is anything in your life that causes you discouragement, don’t let it deter you from being a better, stronger you.  We are able to rise above most things that are tossed our way.  It’s coming out on the other side with a positive attitude that can make all the difference.  So today, rise above discouragement, even it’s a small thing.  It’s probably not worth the focus you’re giving it.

Stay strong!