There’s a Season for Everything

Living a balanced life that focuses on health and fitness also means taking stock in the season of life you’re in at any given moment. This is a lesson I’ve had to repeatedly place myself back into it seems over the course of my 30’s. I’ve had to sit myself down and repeat over and over again, “There’s a season for everything …”

 

 

After taking a step back from being a Master Trainer and Instructor, I felt lost. I wondered: Who was I in this world of motherhood and daughterhood? How did I go from the girl who never knew she’d experience the miracle of motherhood to also taking on the full-time task of nursing her mother back to health? I thrived off of my accomplishments in the fitness world and felt as if they all came to a very quick HALT that was completely unexpected.

 

There’s a season for everything.

 

“Roll with the punches, Kat” is what I would repeat to myself. I knew that my love of all things ‘routine’ was being thrown out the window as I could no longer use planned naps to work. My kiddo was not only evolving and changing her routine, but I was now challenged with the need to be available to take mom to doctor’s appointments and help her with her nutrition intake to be sure she ate properly. Many people think that I stepped back from so many things all because I had a baby; that’s not completely true, friends. I stepped back because I not only had an infant to take care of but was being thrown into the world we all will end up in one day or another: taking care of an aging parent who needs my time and love. We’re so accustomed to our parents being the ones to take care of us that we fail to realize how soon it’ll be that we have to turn those tables and be the responsible ones for them to ensure they’re cared for.

 

My time was and is limited. My circles shifted and continue to shift. My responsibilities evolve and change daily.

 

There’s a season for everything.

 

Now that the fog has lifted from one of the toughest years I’ve ever experienced, I realize God was teaching me the lessons from Ecclesiastes 3 I hadn’t really let sink in before. The outcome of His plan isn’t for me to see; it’s up to me to trust His plan and do my due diligence to be where He wants me to be. Mom’s healthy and thriving. We’ve settled into being in our new house with my office converting into mom’s living space. Ki is growing up knowing her grandmother and learning from her. My husband and I are finding our space again and shifting our focus heavily onto our marriage; we are the glue of the household.

 

There’s a season for everything.

 

I’m happily training a book of clients who truly respect my time and want to work just as hard as I work for them. I am teaching fitness again and enjoying my class schedule. I am back to my strongest self, even stronger than I was before the baby. The areas in my life that I stepped back from are now in my rearview while new opportunities have been able to fit into those margins.

 

Allowing for margin made room for new opportunities.

 

There’s a season for EVERYTHING, friends. That doesn’t mean we’ll like every season. Many of them will be cold and bitter; we won’t want to come out from under the covers to face them. Others will be warm and sunny giving us all of the warm fuzzy feelings that create a sensation we don’t want to see disappear. In each season, we’re able to learn more about who we are and [definitely] about who and what matter most in our lives. Those under my roof matter the most. My example for my daughter should show I’m willing to be my strongest.

 

Trusting the season we’re in allows for internal and external growth and the expansion of our limitless potential.

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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