Finding Your Inner Strength

So, here I am – holding myself accountable to my word. I said I’d keep up with this, so I’m doing it. Love to see it.

Anyway, in the past week I’ve been brainstorming about what direction I want to take this blog. A lot has changed since I used to actively post on here – mostly because it was pretty much more than 10 years ago. With that said, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just going to wing it. That’s also how I’ve been going through life recently, so it goes hand in hand.

Let’s talk about inner strength. Just like the sparkle that I talked about last week, this too can be hiding inside waiting for you to let it free. What was the start of letting mine out? A fitness and wellness journey that after about 8 weeks has become one of the most important things in my life, and through that has brought out an inner strength that I never knew I had. A few months ago, if you told me that in this place and time I could do push-ups with no modification I would laugh in your face. Not to mention the pure thought of it would give me anxiety that would make me want to hide in a hole. With that said, last week – while in my work-out class, my inner strength took over and told me to try…and it was that easy. Were they perfect push-ups? Hell no. But that’s not the point. A few months ago I was full of excuses, and I didn’t know how to get out of my own way. No matter how hard anyone tried to push me to better myself, I just couldn’t get there. I put up an inner wall, and I was the only one who could knock it down.

Am I rambling? Probably.

The point is that it’s okay to get lost sometimes, as long as you work like hell to find your way back. For me? Pushing myself out of my comfort zone to be consistent with moving and strengthening my mind, body, and soul slowly but surely helped me find confidence and strength in my own skin. After I found that, everything else started falling into place. One of those pieces being tapping back into my hobbies and passions – writing being on the top of the list. Has it been a struggle to come up with topics? Sure. That’s why we are winging it today. But, more than anything it was important for me to hold myself accountable and take action on the goals I set for myself. One thing I do know, is just like the consistency and ease of my fitness journey – with time it will happen with my writing too.

In general, if we keep up with the things that make us better and bring us joy – then there is nothing but positive results that will come from it…even if sometimes it doesn’t seem that way. Keep listening and trusting in your inner strength and you will find that anything is possible. The sky is the limit, my friends – you just have to believe in yourself.

Whelp, those are the thoughts that randomly poured out of my brain today. But hey, at least I followed through.

If you aren’t already, please go follow That Wino Blog on Instagram. I’m making my self-proclaimed world famous meatloaf tonight, and I filmed the recipe. Reel to follow in the next few days. I know meatloaf is very exciting to most people, so I figured I’d mention it. *Insert sarcasm here*

Anyway! Keep on sparkling. 🙂

Wino, out