Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I woke up this morning thinking about how my life just felt so perfect. Ahh, that wonderful feeling when things feel that everything is as it should be...
and then someone, something, LIFE, moved my cheese.
Wait. I thought Barbie gave up dairy. I did. "Who Moved My Cheese" is the name of Dr. Johnson Spencer's book. Here's the gist of it, taken directly from Dr. Johnson's website:
Who Moved My Cheese? is the story of four characters living in a "Maze" who face unexpected change when they discover their "Cheese" has disappeared. Sniff and Scurry, who are mice, and Hem and Haw, little people the size of mice, each adapt to change in their "Maze" differently. In fact, one doesn't adapt at all...
Well, boys and girls, now you get it. Someone moved my cheese. It looks like Jason has been transfered to Miami. Just when life was feeling perfect, something happened to remind me that change is inevitable and that I either wallow in self-pity (or chocolate) or take care of myself regardless of what happens.
I had made plans for today to meet with one of my coachees from Boston who is in Dallas for work. But, my head was pounding and I just wanted to eat junk and sleep. I thought about canceling, but, I reminded myself that 1. someone was counting on me and 2. that I have to practice what I preach. Life will always happen and like it or not, we can't control some events in our life. But, we can control if we choose to take care of ourselves or not.
So, I rested some and met with Stacy. After chatting for a bit over chocolate Shakeology, I invited her to join me in a community fitness class that kicked both of our butts. I'm so glad we met!
There's change up ahead and I have got to stay focused on my fitness and personal goals. One step, one day at a time.
Your friend through this journey,
Posted by Coach Barbie, PhD at 10:28 PM