Holy heck, I don’t know why I feel the urge to bare my soul to the MJB Tribe, but here it is.
Last night, I went to the gym, and I felt FANTASTIC … that sounds like something everyone does, and it is, but I have been making excuses, so many in the last month, so much so that the gym manager asked my husband if I was ok cause she hasn’t seen me.
Let’s go back, Hi I’m Tasch, and I am the Marketing Manager here at MJB, and I love my job.
I have so many profound moments, I have met so many amazing people who have not only touched my heart but my soul and some that have changed me forever and for the best.
On a daily basis, I get to sit down and listen to the teaching of Mitch and Mills and then send their messages to a captive audience who love and learn from the content we share.
I even get to come to work and talk about my feelings, workout my mission statement and also get equilibrated… I mean, this is most definitely a dream job.
However, with any business comes stress and pressure to be the best and to do a fantastic job. This pressure comes from the fire in my belly, my desire to connect people with the MJB brand and to grow their empire. However, with that comes, frustration, self-doubt and above all excuses.
Over the last month, I have been stretching myself and coming home ABSOLUTELY exhausted… Which is when I would come up with an excuse to not go to the gym.
The gym is what gives me energy, makes me feel good, makes my husband smile at me with pride, it gives me all the giggles and all the pain, but I let it go… I stopped.
At the same time, it was winter and my hubby, and I stopped hiking on weekends.
It is crazy how quick the stress hormones can overtake your brain and convince you to go home, sit on the couch or just to go to sleep.
I hear Mitch and Mills saying “No one can take your values away from you” and damn I hate it when other people are right.
Last night, I got home, I was yawning at 5 pm saying I was too tired…
My darling (painful) husband forced me to get dressed and come to the gym with him (insert a lot of moaning and groaning). I was so unprepared I had even forgotten to shave, a little awkward when wearing a singlet top to a boxing class.
I went.. Feeling flat as F%#K and yet 15 mins into the class I was having a ball. Laughing, smiling, encouraging others to be faster and stronger and them doing the same for me. After an hour of cardio, I walked out of there with the biggest smile on my face and suddenly didn’t feel the need to jump straight into bed and end the day.
Taking care of myself is one of my VALUES, going to the gym is something I crave and LOVE doing… I let that go, and I became less attractive in my eyes, felt unhappy and focused on the negative because I gave up that value.
I can see how people who don’t have an encouraging partner to get them back on track, lose themselves and I understand now that it only takes a month to start heading down the wrong path.
I am not going to say stress goes away when you take back your values, but it gives you the strength and ability to cope with the pressure a little better.
I have now scheduled in my diary five sessions a week and hubby, and I are off to Lesmurdie Falls to hike on Saturday. I am taking back my value, and I just wanted to encourage you to do the same.
My new goal is to practise what MJB preaches so that I don’t have learn the hard way!
Written by Tasch Turner