Balance is so hard to keep isn't it. Here for the past few months, I just couldn't seem to balance everything no matter how hard I tried.
I truly believe too much of anything is a bad thing that one has to keep focused on spending time concentrating on all of the things that matter in life and that includes family, work, physical and mental well being in your life (spiritual side).
My family and real estate have definitely taken over my life the last few years and I knew in the long run they were all that mattered because I had to be successful in real estate to take care of my family and there is nothing I enjoy more than spending time with them. However, I have finally taken the time to work on my physical health which has been so neglected for the past few years.
I would love to blame my family and real estate but truth is I just enjoy those a lot more and they were easier, especially when you are out of shape like I have been. I will not even get into all of that junk food people were forcing me to eat:)
I kept reading about all my friend on Face Book who were actually doing physical activities and had kids and demanding jobs so what was my excuse? It just kept getting me down until I finally decided to do something about it.
A friend suggested joining Team in Training to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I thought they were crazy to suggest a marathon but the idea started to grow on me. It would not be just for me and it would motivate me at the same time. The City of Oaks Marathon here in Raleigh, NC is coming up this November 1st and I found that drive that I have needed and have been training for the past 4 weeks. I had to make it bigger than me, a job for a good cause, that I would announce to the world (Mainly so I couldn't get out of it)!
Here is the thing!
So far this has been the best thing for my family and real estate because not only am I getting in shape I am feeling good about myself again and the walks and jogs have been so good for my mental well being that things just aren't bothering me the same. I am pretty laid back anyway but this is awesome!
I am doing good for me and it is good for my family and work. How cool is that! I also am actually watching what I eat because it is very important if I am going to move my body 26.2 miles and the good thing is I want to do it. I am not use to actually being motivated to watch what I eat, it use to not matter and then it didn't matter. Times have changed though I have to change my lifestyle now because it wont get easier as I turn 40 here soon.
Some times we have to take time for ourselves if we want to be the best for other things!
Whatever is missing in your life to create balance work on it! I promise you, not only will you be thankful but those around you will too!
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The City of Oaks Marathon in Raleigh, NC is November 1st beginning at 7:00AM.