Dealing with Adversity

Dealing with Adversity

Sometimes Life Doesn’t Make Sense

It’s been a rough year for many of my friends and family. Some unimaginable things have happened to the best people. Why does it always seem as though the best people have to deal with the worst things? Life is hard. Being an adult is hard. We are expected to work 40 hours a week (at least), raise kids, be a good spouse, exercise, cook healthy meals, have a clean house, attend every sporting/musical event, get kids to practice, take care of our aging parents and manage to keep our shampoo/conditioner/laundry detergent/sock/underwear/cereal (you get the point) supply stocked! It’s amazing we don’t go crazy.

So what happens when the unexpected hits you? Something that can turn your life upside down? Are you prepared to handle it? I listened to a podcast about dealing with adversity. It suggested that we always expect the unexpected and rather than viewing something tragic in your life as “tragic”, you simply change your way of thinking and start down a different path. Easier said than done. As most of you have heard, Missy, our beloved trainer and friend, has been hit with some very challenging circumstances. Her son was injured during a football game and is facing possible paralysis. Think about how something like this would affect your life? Your career path? Your daily habits? But, as I’ve told so many people this week, her son is very lucky because he has THE BEST mom in the world to tackle this. If anyone can help her son get through this emotionally and physically, it’s Missy.

I saw this quote and it hit home...”No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” What I found interesting about this quote was that it said you can always make things worse. So much of what happens in our life is out of our control but not all of it. So take care of yourself, do your best to take care of your family and, remember, when things feel out of control, collect your thoughts and take control.

Many of you are asking how you can help Missy and her family. We have the perfect opportunity starting September 28th! We are going to Squat our Basses Off! Click HERE to visit the Facebook page for more info!

Every night, say a little prayer for your friends and family that have been struggling. And count your blessings. The CPM community is amazing and we are so thankful for all of you! Missy…. I miss you dearly. Remember, we’ve got your back! You let us know what you need and when you need it. We are here for you!

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-Emily

The O-Board Says…

Part A
2K Row For Time

Part B
AMRAP 20
200m Farmer Carry (70/55)
100m Walking Lunges
50m Bear Crawl