Challenges, struggles, feeling defeated. It’s all part of the journey. It’s never ending. If you are not challenging yourself you are not growing. Is it scary? Every step to the unknown is. Don’t forget that you are human. It’s ok to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out, then refocus on where you are headed. We have all done this. I remember my first round of 80 days….trying to get in every rep, trying to just manage the moves….getting frustrated when I couldn’t or the pain even though it was short lived…..made me cry. There were times I dropped to my knees on my mat, brought my head down on the mat, and just bawled but I kept moving as I wiped the tears. Little did I realize with each tear came a small part of strength God was giving me to push a little bit harder, to show to myself I was made to do tough things. Nothing will ruin you more than thinking you should already have your life together. Does anyone truly have it together 24/7? I think not. Learning to breath through the hard times the hard workouts is half the battle. Did you ever think why it hurts? It hurts because it MATTERS! YOU matter! No matter how much it hurts now, someday soon you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better! The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow regardless of what workout your doing or what program you are currently in. Don’t ever give up. Don’t let frustration knock you down. Don’t let fear stand in your way. Who cares how long it takes or how many times you have to try to get it right.Your only competition is yourself, and when you finally succeed, the struggle will be all worth it! No struggle…..no strength…..and no gain. So as you struggle, remember, it’s far better to be exhausted from lots of effort and learning than to be tired of doing absolutely nothing. Do we struggle? Of course we do….WE JUST DON’T QUIT!