consistency


Right now, while most people are enjoying Spring Break, Trevor is in the thick of studying for finals and I am trying to manage a to-do list that I am wading in knee deep. I don't know what it is about April but even though I graduated from college back in 2011, I always seem to be scrambling during this month. At this moment I wish I could split myself into four different me's to get everything done, and done right. I have been standing too long in the place of "managing" everything and am ready to start feeling like I am "killing it" again. 

But isn't this the story of life? Finding the balance and the consistency? I have recently had a sort of epiphany when it comes to life, well my life anyways. And believe it or not it came through my current journey to take control of my health back. At the start of the year I talked about how I am the queen of yo-yo weight loss. Over the last four years I have gone up and down multiple times throughout the year a good 15 pounds. Learning the differences between my teenage body and coming into a woman's body came with its challenges. But it all has come down to consistency.

Sure, we have our bad days, it doesn't mean we throw in the towel for the rest of the week. I used to do this. But treating each new day like a fresh start has made all the difference, and I am realizing that this doesn't just apply to weight loss. It applies to our relationships, our spiritual growth, everything. Often I am extremely critical and hard on myself. There have been nights where Trevor attempts to comfort me while I just wallow in all the things I know I could do better, or want to change about myself. Trying to become better day by day can be overwhelming on a person, and I know I am just one of many women out there who have a melt down every now and then. But how often do we take a step back and look at our progress? Whoa. Did you see how far you just came? Do you SEE that? 

Right now I might feel like I am failing at a lot of things, but I also know that I can't throw in the towel right now because consistency is where growth lies. If I can stay consistent even through the times it is harder to be, I will make it out the other end. I honestly didn't mean to sit down and write out this emotional post, but I guess that is just where my head and heart is at this morning. I want to give us all a pat on the back. Sometimes life gets stressful, it gets challenging and we wonder where all of our hard work has even taken us if we have found ourselves in "this" spot again. Take a look back and pat yourself on the back. You HAVE grown. You HAVE come further. And this is just another moment for you to continue to do that. Be consistent and keep on moving. 

I am pretty sure I just wrote this post for me, and not necessarily for you. But hopefully one of you needed it right now as well. Cheers :)

17 comments

  1. Amen! You're so right Alycia. Wise words on a Thursday morning. Words I definitely needed to hear. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. ah, alycia. i needed this reminder this morning! i get so caught up in what i'm doing next, how i'm going to tackle my next project, what i'm going to accomplish tonight--i forget to take a step back and appreciate the progress im making. beautifully written. you're a doll. xoxo

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  3. Love this post. Sometimes just letting your fingers fly is all you can do. So much luck on your new adventures coming up! It can be scary, but remember this is the best and right thing for you guys. Plus..now you will be closer to San Diego & maybe we can hang out. Maybe... :) hehe.
    xoxo

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  4. This is awesome. Definitely something I needed to read this morning. Thanks Alycia! :)

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  5. This post is so lovely! I think its true that we can get so caught up in the small things and not see ourselves for how great we really are, or how much we really have accomplished!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  6. What a great post! Fully agree, especially when it comes to comparing yourself to other mom's, obviously not you, but those that have kids. You just have remind yourself that you are doing what's best for you and your family and not compare yourself to anyone. And looking back it is amazing to see how far I've come and look forward to where I am going to go.

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  7. I just started following you so, unfortunately, I know nothing yet of your journey. But, this was an awesome post and it sounds like you have come a long way and it also was so helpful to me as well and I just wanted to tell you great job and thanks. :-). I really like your blog and look forward to learning more about you. :-)

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  8. I've got exams in May and i'm seriously lacking motivation - which is not good when you have a million things to do! Things sometimes gets a bit much around this time of year, I think we all need to just take a step back every once in a while and realise what is really important!

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  9. I love this! Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts, it's so good to hear! This is probably weird of me to say, but it's applicable so here goes! As I've been getting ready for labor and delivery, one thing I keep hearing from people is that it can take a very long time simply because when you push, the baby will move a proverbial "two steps up, one step back". In the end though, the baby still gets here! Even though each time you make progress during delivery, there's a little bit of "falling back". I feel like that's how life works..... um..... most of the time haha. Once we are doing well, it's really easy to fall short, and that can be so frustrating! All that matters though is being able to pick ourselves back up and "push" again. Consistency, like you said. Sorry for the weird pregnancy analogy! But there you go haha.

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  10. Oh my, this was a great reminder. I am currently 5 weeks away from graduating college and just feel pressure. Pressure to finish well, pressure to satisfy all professors, pressure to find an excellent job after I graduate...just pressure. The post was a good reminder that it's gonna be hard and I may even fail sometimes and in some ways, but the lessons are learned in consistency.

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  11. Since I'm in school I know exactly the feeling -Hanna Lei

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  12. Love! Every day truly is a fresh start and a new day. I love the quote "Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It puts itself in our hands. And hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” Stay positive. Life truly is a journey, and all we can do is give the best that we have on that day, each day. :) xoxo Katie www.theprojectneon.com

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  13. This is all very normal and I loved how you tackled this. Thanks for the reminder :)

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