- Fitness? I dont workout for long periods of time. I do workout consistently. A little bit each day. Day in and out. Month in and out. Year in and out.
- Parenting? Lord knows I dont rock the motherhood 24/7. I do my best each day, consistently, and try again the next dawn.
- Fiction writing? I did NaNoWriMo again this year and, while it may not be Steinbeck, I was consistently consistent with my words.
- School volunteering? Other moms are PTA Presidents or spend all day in the classroom. I can consistently make time to show up & RAWWWR but right now? That’s it.
- Wife’ing? Friend’ing? Sister’ing? Daughter’ing? Same. Same. Same. Same. I consistently try & do my best and, while I oft fall short, try *again* then next day.
My blog brand and my personal mission statement share this same notion.
Consistently strive to do the best I can in all facets of my life and, by virtue of that, it is enough.
I pay little attention to what others are doing (except to cheer them on) because whatever I can manage in any arena on any given day is *enough* for me.
Perhaps tomorrow will be different (stronger. more patient. more time. more articulate.)—but a huge piece of my self-care is loving myself right where I am.
It was a consistent reminder of the fact when we do what we can whenever we can—-it is enough.
#wycwyc is a shedding of the perfectionist all or nothing attitude (if I cant do thirty minutes of cardio — whats the point of ten?!) and replacing it with:
I had 10 minutes. I took a brisk walk instead of sitting on my booty & thinking “10 min wasnt worth it. not enough.” GO ME!! #wycwyc
— carla birnberg (@MizFitOnline) December 6, 2013
Ive begun living my life with the WICK-WICK (how the Tornado & I pronounce it) as a backdrop & harnessing the power of the concept/community to propel me forward.
Small incremental changes & efforts add up over time.
It’s simply a fact.
It’s how I lost 35 pounds and maintained.
It’s how Ive written books & manuscripts.
It’s how I parent, maintain our household, volunteer, self-care—-it’s how I live my life.
It’s doing what you can when you can and *knowing* that’s enough.