Since I've been working on building the Mighty Petunia business, I keep learning the same lesson over and over again....SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WORK WITH WHAT THEY HAVE and if they don't have it, THEY FIND IT.
A friend of mine recently told me I HAD to look at some photos of a model. He thought they were right for Mighty Petunia (inspirational and motivational) and he was right. I loved them! I wanted to get connected with the photographer and model so I reached out to them on their website. They answered right away and we met for lunch. Loved them! They in turn connected me with a business here in Columbus who could get me connected with workout pants, something I've been looking to source for http://mightypetunia.com. We're meeting next week to see what we can do together.
I think the same thing applies to the nutrition/fitness success that we all strive for. We need to work with what we have, and if we don't have it, we need to find it...workouts, motivation, inspiration, diet plans, the works! There's a lot of knowledge out there that I don't have but others do. If I want to be successful, I need to find people with the knowledge I need and learn from them.
That's why I've started Mighty Petunia Motivators. I'm looking for people, blogs, sites, that can give all of us knowledge, motivation, and inspiration. If there is anyone you'd like to see on there, send me a message through CONTACT US on the site. I'll be looking for others too, and adding them as we go along. Watch for them!
I've really been struggling with what to blog about recently. Mostly because I didn't want to come clean about my recent struggles. But then I thought, what a freaking hypocrite I am. I have a motivational Facebook site, blog and apparel business that encourages others to keep going. Keep at it. Never give up. And somehow that doesn't apply to me??!! That I have it all figured out (NOT) and that when I hit rough sailing, I need to hide instead of deal. I don't think so. That is definitely not who I want to be.
In Spring of 2013 I started a plan that worked for me. I was inspired, motivated, worked hard at it. (Isn't that a great feeling?!) Got through the holidays, traveled, vacationed. Actually was starting to like my middle section and didn't pull away from my husband when he ran his hand over my belly! I thought I had it all figured out. Until the summer of 2014 came around. I was pretty stressed out and resorted to old (bad) habits to deal with the stress. (EVERYONE knows that SUGAR makes stress go away) Then I went down the rabbit hole. The one that starts with "I suck" and ends with "so I should just keep up with this damaging behavior that makes me feel like crap, because...I suck". It's that cycle that feeds on itself and doesn't stop until I put the brakes on it. And that is haaaaard (said with a little whine in my voice).
So where am I now? I put the weight back on that I lost. My jeans are tight and I am thinking about bringing the fat jeans back out. I feel like crap. Sugar did NOT make the stress go away but did help to make me feel worse!! SO...this morning I woke up and ate breakfast back on my plan. So here I go. I'm back at it. I'm drinking 130 oz of water today. Going to the gym. Getting stocked up at the grocery with all the things that HELP me to feel better. I am scheduling my workouts this week and making them a priority. Because I AM NOT s @#. I am human. I think today I will where my tanks that says "The voice in your head that says you can't do this is a LIAR". As a matter of fact, I may wear that one all week!!