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I Fell Off The Wagon

"Tony Sibbald"

Wow.  Feels like it has been a long time since my last post.  Partly it is because I fell off the wagon (the healthy life style wagon), and party because my admin site crashed and I could not add or modify this site for the last 2 weeks. (and a big special thanks to the amazing people at for helping me get back into action)

So I have had an interesting last month.   Had some major changes in life…some not by choice…some stressful, some exciting..but isn’t that how life works?  You can’t control what life throws at you, but you can control how you react to it.  Most of my life is awesome…but every once in a while, one section of it will throw something challenging…something unexpected.   And in the past it has thrown me totally off-balance for an extended period of time.  But no more of that baby!   I wanted to post this to give others hope…because I know life hits us all…and it is ok to fall off the wagon for a bit…just don’t be too rough on yourself….and then just get back on.

So in the past month I reacted well some times…but I also have to admit I fell off the wagon.

I drank pop.  I ate lots of chocolate.    I stopped eating salads.  I didn’t exercise enough.  And I felt it.  It allowed my level of stress to build up.  I woke up at 2am in the middle of the night in a panic one night.  Not fun.   And I didn’t make one single entry in this blog.

So there is my story of woe for the past month.

But here is the cool thing…I realized what I was allowing to happen, and I snapped out of it.  And as of tonight, I am back on the wagon baby!!  In the past this might have sent me to 3 months of illness and bedrest.  In the past I might not have recognized what was threatening to happen, and just gone on unconsciously.   But not any more baby!  

I am ready to emerge into the next exciting (or at least never boring) section of my life. 

This is what I tell the young athletes I coach all the time…somedays life is going to punch you in the gut, and send you to the ground.  Like a champion boxer, you may get knocked down and you may feel like giving up.  You have a choice…just lay on the matt and give up…or get back up.  It’s up to you.  What’s it going to be.

I fell off the wagon.  I took this slug to the gut and I got back up.

I believe that everyday the sun rises again. Every day brings glorious new possibilities.  Everything happens for a reason.  And because of that I am sooo excited for the future…I know it is going to be great…and tomorrow morning I am going to bound out of bed ready for the wonders of the world!!!!!

I look forward to getting back on the blog horse and sending out lots of great stuff. 

I hope to hear feedback from all, and continue to make this more interactive.

Peace, Health and Happiness!