For today’s 43 I actually worked my legs a little! I used this band:
I put the band on my right foot and held the other end with my right hand and did a side leg abduction while doing a cross-body curl.
It wasn’t super pretty (and I had to tap my toe after every rep to keep my balance) but at least I was able to get a little bit of leg action!! And, you know, this was the kind of 43 that had to be repeated on the other leg to keep things semi-balanced!!!
Yesterday I was a little short with both of the boys at different points during the day and later I felt really bad about it – they hadn’t done anything wrong – I just didn’t have any patience. I apologized and since they understood, I tried to forget about it but sometimes it is hard to let go of things.
When Hunter was younger (1st and 2nd grade), he really struggled with making mistakes. He wanted to do things exactly right the first time and didn’t want to even attempt things that he felt like he might mess up on. I think this is something that many adults (like me) struggle with constantly.
It took time but eventually he has learned that mistakes are a very natural part of life and we all make them – and make them often. He finally realized that he could actually make a mistake, learn from it and move on.
I think that fear of making a mistake (or failing) often holds us back from really achieving greatness. It is hard to put yourself out there and risk being wrong or feeling/looking stupid. But the reward can be so great when you succeed!!
When I look back at my life so far, I realize that some of the bigger mistakes I made could have had far worse consequences than they did. (Let’s just say I used poor judgement for an entire semester of grad school!) Thankfully, I was able to learn from my many mistakes and move on!I think that some lessons have to be learned the hard way for all of us.Even though I make more mistakes than I would like to (in every aspect of my life), I will just keep on trying (and hopefully learning)!
I will keep asking forgiveness when necessary and also keep trying to forgive myself (much harder!!). I know that today (and tomorrow and the next day….) I will never be perfect. But that’s OK!!I think one of the best things that my boys (all of us, for that matter!) can learn is it is OK to fail because it shows that you were trying!!!
Do you beat yourself up over little mistakes or just shake it off and keep trying?
Happy Sunday and Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!