Calling A Spade A Spade

Calling A Spade A Spade

Good morning!

Well this week was full of schedule-throwing events and I ended up not posting all week. But really, let’s call a spade a spade here, this challenge is over in a week and a half and we did not accomplish what we set out to accomplish. This was my fault! This is my blog and I did not set a great example. I am so sorry ladies! Thank you so much for checking in daily. Even though this did not turn out the way I had hoped, I still love hearing from you all daily, we still ate healthier than we would have and got in more exercise than we would have, and I did in fact learn a lot from this challenge! Here’s what…

1) My mouth has gotten way ahead of my game. There was a time when what I said I was going to do was exactly what then happened but that no longer is true about my current self.

2) I have let my feelings get the best of me. If I feel tired or have a craving, I follow the feeling instead of doing what I know is right and then justify it somehow afterward. I will never obtain what I desire to obtain this way.

3) I have not been honest with myself. I tell myself that I am doing my best when I know that I am in fact not living anywhere close to my potential.

In going forward…

At the end of the day, it’s not about the food, it’s not about the workouts.

It’s about holding ourselves accountable for if we have given our absolute best shot at achieving what we set out to achieve.

It’s about being blatantly honest with ourselves continually.

So not all is lost! Great job everyone!

8 thoughts on “Calling A Spade A Spade

  1. Hey, life is tough enough, don’t be too tough on yourself. Sometimes we try harder than others and that’s ok. Nobody is perfect. I epically fell off last month too! But this week has been so much better, two of the five pounds I lost are gone, and it’s ok. What counts is that we pick back up and keep trying. You are doing exactly that. Love you girl! Remember, fall nine times, but get up ten.

    1. For sure, I’m just angry with myself because this was supposed to be us getting into next level shape! I didn’t fall off the wagon but I didn’t do anything next level! Everything was same level 😦
      But like you said, I just have to get up and do differently.
      Thanks Anne, love you! xoxox

  2. I concur with everything that Anne said. You always set a great example Angela and being human is another great example. xoxo

    1. Thanks Christine! This was just supposed to be “next level” fit which I failed to demonstrate. But like Anne says, I just have to get up and do differently right now!
      You are awesome Christine, love you!

  3. I’m sorry to say Angela,but with all due respect I don’t agree with your post in the least. Well the part about the challenge being a fail. The things you learnt about your self are not to be debated. They are your feelings and what you see and that’s yours. I do think your being a bit hard on yourself though. You are a constant inspiration and most importantly you are always giving LOVE to everyone. That’s hard and that what makes you so very special!
    I personally don’t feel that this challenge has been a fail for me at all. I have not been posting lately as I have picked up gardening and I’ve completely stopped giving food any power over me. In the past 3 weeks I’ve eaten whole foods, I even quit vega bars! (They changed the recipe and I don’t prefer them anymore so I took that as a sign) I was eating clean even when I was eating the bars. And other then some chocolate through Easter I’ve nailed it I feel! I’ve gotten up and moved everyday. So please don’t count me as a fail in this challenge. This challenge has changed my habits and the way I look at food and exercise.
    I am also humbled. Gardening! Holy moly it’s a work out no if ands or buts! I would read you all add gardening in as a work out and think ” that’s not a work out”. Well ladies I am not too proud to say when I am wrong. I bow down! Lol a workout that brings peace.
    None of us are perfect. Forgive yourself if you feel you need that and move on…… to your next challenge!! Lol you know you wanna!!! Maybe a short and sweet 7 day one small change!
    And oh by the way you have a 7 month old and 4 year old, the fact that you do half of what you do is indredible💕 I love you Lady🌸

    1. Aw thank you for your sweet words Sarah. To be clear, I was in NO WAY saying any of you were failures. NO WAY! You all are amazing! And man, you have been kicking some serious fitness butt lately! Truly an inspiration!
      You totally nailed it! And I can’t believe you quit Vega bars lol!
      Like I said, not all is lost, you ladies are extremely expiring to me but I did not to what I set out to do so I am calling a spade a spade and setting out to do what I said I was going to do! Lol!
      Thanks Sarah, you are always so encouraging. I love YOU!
      And I love that you are now a gardener lol! That’s awesome!

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