I have recently found myself juggling my time more than usual. I have missed some boot camps, some personal training appointments and finding myself extra busy with social functions and events. Relationships are what make my life rich and brilliant. I am so blessed and honored to have people in my life that actually want to spend time with me. Those relationships make me who I am and time invested in them is very important to me even if that time is short. I will never give up on the people that I can’t live without, but for so many years I found myself living everyone else’s life. Never my own. I would take on take on hardships, worries and time attempting to make things right or less difficult for other people. I need to be mindful of my balance. Time for my relationships and time for me. The people that remain are my power for the tasks ahead.
“The task ahead is never as great as the power behind you” – San Jose Earthquakes Fans
Cara and I frequently use the term “AB”. AB stands for “All Business” and is code for shut up and do work…no excuses. Sometimes in life you need to stop with all the bullshit, focus on the task ahead and move forward. Countless times we have repeat worries, conversations, fallbacks and mistakes. In a perfect world, there would be no repeats. We are far from perfect, but repetition…negative repetition, is frustrating and can actually work as a catalyst against you. Hence, AB.
Should I find myself worrying about how slow the scale is moving, or how tired I am after a long day, or how friggin hot it is outside, or how sore my legs are from the new stairmaster workout Johnny gave me, or how much I would rather go out for drinks than go to boot camp, or the guilt I feel when I choose a workout over someone I love…I remind myself this is a process.
And I trust the process.
However, the process won’t work if you don’t.
Stop with the bullshit.
The time is now.
Johnny…difficult conversations aren’t easy to have especially when I know they are true, but because of them, you are helping me save my life and there are no words to truly express my profound appreciation for the investment you have made in my journey. Real talk.
Through friends of friends of friends, a special friend came into my life through Instagram a few months ago. Cynthia (@dink_donk) and I have never met face to face. She lives down the street from me in Emeryville and is someone I can unconditionally relate to. Our struggles are similar and worries are consistent. She is a lovely soul who has inspired me many times. Today, she said I inspired her. Life is good.
Kelly Potate McCain…You are stunning inside and out. My sister and I are so lucky to have you in our lives. I have faith that our distance will shorten soon and all will be as it should be.
Went to my first professional soccer game. It was friggin awesome. The crowd chants and there is thick layer of pride in the air that inspired me from start to finish. Happy Birthday Nan! Best day ever. Go Earthquakes!
We are also really excited to announce that Cara has become a Beachbody Coach. Joining Johnny and hundreds of thousands of other motivating and inspiring people to help others along their journey to health and wellness. Beachbody is not just about P90X and Shakeology (although those come highly recommended) it is about having the tools and access to changing your life.
If you are interested in learning more please email Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out Beachbody here and look for her Coach page: CaraGarcia.