Ready for Battle

Ready for Battle

Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit discouraged and defeated.

  • Defeated on the scale — it’s definitely not where I want it.
  • Defeated on my runs — I just don’t feel fast enough
  • Defeated in a financial sense — I should be a millionaire by now, surely?

But then I had this thought — a giant “F – you” to those feelings!  When I started counting all the great things in my life, I remembered something important:  I’m friggin’ AWESOME!   

Then I thought, “How many movies have I seen when the hero is up against insurmountable odds?? And in these movies, the hero doesn’t curl up in a ball and hide under their covers.  NO way!  What do they do?  They put on their battle face and charge straight ahead!!”

To support this claim I’ve included pictures from a few epic battle movies; Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, and 300.

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A wounded Leonidas (GERARD BUTLER) roars his defiance at the Persian invaders in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Virtual Studios’ action drama “300,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.	 PHOTOGRAPHS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, PUBLICITY OR REVIEWS OF THIS SPECIFIC MOTION PICTURE AND TO REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO. NOT FOR SALE OR REDISTRIBUTION

The things that have gotten me down are so minuscule and minor.  Like those people who are obsessed with plastic surgery and keep finding imaginary things to get fixed, nipped, or tucked?  How ridiculous!  Or those who struggle with eating disorders or body dysmorphia that can’t see how beautiful and skinny they already are!

For me to feel even a little defeated is a slap in the face for everyone who’s really out there struggling.  There are countries at war, children starving, people fighting diseases — and I’m sulking because I wanted to be skinnier, faster, and richer?  That’s dumb.

Instead, I’m going to feel “ready for Battle”.  I haven’t even begun to fight my battle of the bulge or my running war or my head-to-head with my financial goals.  How could I possible feel defeated if I haven’t even begun to fight? (again, dumb!)

So here’s to everyone going through tough times, mental or physical road blocks, or facing their own battles.

We’ve Got this!!  

What are you up against?  

How are you overcoming it?  

What’s your battle face/battle cry/ battle strategy?

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