Tricia Jones - Beachbody Coach and NASM CPT

Monday, January 25, 2016

Where did the time go?

Wow - We are already halfway through January 2016 - I am amazed how time seems to speed up as I get older. It is nutty! Where has the time gone?

It has been a long time since I have consistently blogged. 2015 was a sad year for me. My family and I said goodbye to my mom. She went to be with the Lord, the day before her 78 birthday. 1 week after my own birthday. She had been sick for awhile and not the mom I knew for quit some time.... but actually saying Goodbye and not having her here was (and still is) surreal and sad. I mourned not only losing her as I knew her recently but I really mourned the past 10 years of not having her as the mom I grew up with. hindsight is 20/20 and I had a lot of "should haves, questions, guilt, etc.
on top of that I also felt cheated. I felt mom was cheated. I can't make sense of it.  Mom struggled with a lot of health issues but but ultimately, the end diagnosis was alzheimer's (not old timers!). #alzheimersSTINKS

With losing my mom came a lot of time thinking and reevaluating. I had realized over the months I had started adding so much onto my plate. As I struggled to balance all "my stuff" - things were falling off and getting out of control. They weren't awful things that I was involved with. Each organization/job/group/race/venture was pretty decent and very good-girl/wife/mom/christian-of-the-year-like but cumulatively it was just too much with the little people (and most handsome guy ever) running around our house that truly needed my love and attention. #duh but can you relate?!

I looked at what I could give my Best Yes too and started to hack away at things I truly enjoyed but needed to just put to the side.  This might have been the healthiest thing I could have done for myself and our family. Writing down my priorities for our family and what I needed to focus on and then go from there.

Next Blog I am going to talk about what happened when I took my focus off of myself. I am not saying you have to be selfish but how can you be a great mom, wife, friend, daughter, trainer, etc when you are not completely practicing what you preach....having a healthy focus on yourself. Out of sight = out of mind and that = issues.

Let me know if you have been in the situation where you had to take a step back and reevaluate it. How did you feel? Did it work for you also?