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Right on Time

on February 29, 2012

I’m always thinking about what could have been, might have been, would have been….it consumes my thoughts before bed and when I first wake up. I have tried to quell these thoughts  but it’s nearly impossible.

Had I only done X then Y would have been different. Case in point – had I actually stuck with Weight Watchers when I first joined (2004) I could be years into a healthier life instead of still struggling with weight loss.

Alas – these thoughts lead me down a dangerous rabbit hole …. until I see things like this:

One of my favorite sayings has always been ‘Everything happens for a reason‘ ~  but I feel like sometimes you use it as a cop-out to avoid your true feelings. Am I disappointed I didn’t get my act together sooner? Of course! Am I happy it led to this blog and bloggy friends? Of course! Had I not met said bloggy friends (Jess and Jo!) I wouldn’t have found barre n9ne and fallen in love with the barre method. It is legit my favorite form of exercise EVER. I sweat… a lot,  I’m never bored, I feel strong, but not exhausted beyond belief. It’s amazing.

So next time you’re thinking “If only X then Y” – consider the quote above!

You are exactly where you’re supposed to be at this moment in time.

Another favorite quote worth re-posting:



4 responses to “Right on Time

  1. Sandy says:

    This is so so so hard for me too. Sometimes when I’m falling asleep, I fantasize that I’ll wake up at age 13, when I was only 150 lbs., and just get ACTIVE (and not just in the fitness-y way). Like, relive my life knowing what I know now. Drink when I was in high school (who the hell is like, I wish I’d gotten drunk in high school?). Get out. Live. I, too, try to remember these quotes.

    • Ahhh I have the same thoughts. But, I would go back to being 8. I had pneumonia really bad and once I recovered I was back to a healthy weight range. I would coach my 8 year old self on the benefits of carrot sticks and celery over Twix bars and I would continue dancing a few times a week. Just think how different my life would be now!!

  2. jobo says:

    yes!!! You ARE exactly where you are meant to be! I love this message and this post. And I am SO glad we have met and you love class as much as we do!!! It is truly amazing!

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