Overthinking Kills Activity
By Meggan Larson
Many years ago I had a job that was located next to a gym. As a perk of working there, we got a free gym membership! It was super convenient because it was literally steps from my building. It took under a minute to walk there and the gym had everything I needed. The problem was that I often wouldn’t go! It was so ridiculous to me because it was literally next door.
What I found was that…
I was overthinking it.
I would spend most of the morning dreading going to the gym and effectively would talk myself out of it. It wasn’t until I stopped thinking about it altogether and got up and went that I started going regularly. It shocked me how the simple act of NOT thinking about it made all the difference.
Recently my husband went back to work full time after being off for a year and a half due to an injury. It was really nice having him home to help and honestly, I was getting nervous the closer his start date came. I realized that I was overthinking it. The fact is when you’re thrown into the situation you just do it! It’s only day 3 but I am rocking it. My house looks amazing, I am staying on track with my eating, I make my husband’s lunch every day which he LOVES, and I’ve even been dealing with sick kids, ear infections, and a super random bed-wetting incident that had me up for an hour in the middle of the night. I almost forgot how capable I really am and now that I’m not overthinking anything and just DOING it, I know that I’ve got this.
So what are you overthinking? Is it the gym like I was? Is it getting on board with a new way of eating? Is it waking up earlier? It’s time to stop thinking about it and start doing it! I promise you that you are far more capable than you think you are.
You CAN do this…and it’s time to start!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!