I Was Lost, But Now I Am Found…. I Think??

13 Nov

I am sure this pretty much happens to everyone at some point in their lives. You are right on track, accomplishing all your hopes and dreams, and all in your world looks good. Then, you suddenly lose your way and you can’t seem to get motivated to get back on track. Yes, I, Karly Gomez, lost my way, but now, I am finding myself again.

I believe I began to lose my way after Nationals this summer. I had accomplished my biggest goal that I set for myself this year. Going to Nationals. It was amazing. My body and mind had reached levels I never thought possible, and then, just like that, all that hard work I had done, was over in just one short day. Kind of like all the preparations we do for Christmas and then just like that, it’s over until next year. Depressing? Completely!

I found that I was asking myself constantly, “What the heck do I do now?” Sure, I have other goals to attend to, and I have lots of other important roles to fill in my daily life, but none seemed to drive me the same as prepping for competitions. Even harder, is when people ask me what is next. I have some answers, but still, lack of motivation has been my obstacle. Honestly, I don’t know what is next, or at least I didn’t, until now.

This week I went to see the surgeon who will be operating on my hip. Yes, you heard right, I have yet to have my hip fixed due matters I could not control. Now, things are looking up again, and I will be able to have my surgery done hopefully before the end of the year. Now with one thing back on track, I can slowly begin to pick up the other pieces.

I have still been training and eating well. My biggest challenge in the gym is getting my strength back since I was sick for 3 weeks and strained some muscles in my neck and upper back. Now with that behind me, all I can do is look for ways to motivate myself to push harder. Easier said than done, but I am working on it.

This morning, when I woke up, I felt a little like me again. The one who wakes up, and instantly wants to be creative. I went to the store, grabbed some things I needed to cook and went back home to create a delicious breakfast. I ended up making omelets with spinach, swiss cheese, avocado, and sausage. It was delicious. But I wasn’t done there. I love pumpkin, and with it being the season for the flavor, I made pumpkin muffins. It was nice to branch out and eat something a little different out of my normal day-to-day routine of food. I am sure my husband and kids appreciated it too.

So what now? Well, that is for me to know, and for others to eventually find out. I am not going to put pressure on myself by telling others what my plans are. It really is just up to me, and if I really want to accomplish what is on my list of things to accomplish, I need to just focus on knowing what my plan is and getting it done.

Remember, losing one’s way can happen to anyone. The important things I have made myself search for within, are who am I, what makes me happy and to remember that I will find my way back, even if it takes a little longer than I hoped it to.

Until next time, may you stay on track and reach your goals.

Karly Beth

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