Letting Go of Expectations

You know when life kind of hits you and knocks you down? Like everything is going fine and then bam, bam, bam things happen? I have been hit with a few of those these past few months and my mind is SO OVER it!

My body needs to rest but my brain is saying let’s workout, lets go outside, lets reorganize the house! My body is hurting and I just can’t do it right now. Finding the patience for my body to rest is sometimes frustrating.

In October I was diagnosed with a spinal compression and this past weekend I (am pretty sure) had an ovarian cyst rupture. I am in a lot of pain and can’t move to workout intensely right now. Which is so frustrating to my brain and my patience because I just went through something similar when my back was hurting.

Instead of feeling frustrated all the time, I am giving my body grace. I am loving her, nourishing her and appreciating her for all she has carried me through and all she will carry me through.

Yes it is frustrating that I can’t move the way I really want to, but I am going to get better. I will be able to once again, my body needs time. It has been a rough two years for me and my body and mind have been through a lot.

I have done so much healing in the past five months mentally and the past seven months physically it’s no wonder I need to slow down now. I am focusing on resetting my body and mind. I am making goals for 2022. I am doing what I can and what my body really feels like doing right now.

Being in the present is key for me right now. It is important for me to feel what I am feeling and know that it is all temporary. It doesn’t mean it’s easy to do, it just means that I have to not try to push myself too hard or be too hard on myself.

Focusing on what I can control is key as well. I know I can control the foods and water I drink every day. Making sure I drink enough fluids is something I have been focusing on since Sunday. I have been struggling lately and I am now committed to drinking enough. Eating what I can right now is how I can control it. I haven’t been eating too much lately but making sure I eat enough everyday is crucial to feeling my best.

So if you are feeling down or hurting or in a similar situation, know you are not alone! If you want to connect to people who will lift you up and help you out of your funk, join my Facebook group today!



Published by Empowered Mama Coach

Hi, I'm Valerie! I am a Postpartum Empowerment Coach here to help guide you through the new journey of motherhood! Here I will share what I have learned, give tips on how to be more present in life and show you that you can stop sleepwalking through your life and start living it!

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