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How to Make a Comeback

Join me for a little jaunt through my yesterday. I hope you’re encouraged and inspired to make your own Comeback. ๐ŸŽ†

Random side note: Did you know if you have a Windows computer you can insert emojis into text anywhere by pressing the Windows button and the period button? Try it!

โ€œFall down seven times, get up eight.โ€

โ€“ Naoki Higashida

Creating this blog and site are both and experiment and a challenge. As I process how it should develop, I’m seeing that I can either write about things I’m going to do, see, experience, whatever. Or I can capture my journey in hopes of reminding myself to stay the course while I share real-life experiences with you. I’m choosing the latter option.

Whether for work or my own personal projects, I literally scour the Internet for quality content, blogs, tools, resources, you name it. Wow, there’s a ton of good stuff out there! Writers, marketers, retirees and I can’t even imagine how many others have produced wonderful blogs and websites all over the Internet. To say I’m impressed in how much time and effort has been spent on these sites is an understatement. I hope to keep learning from all that I have found. For this project I wasn’t just looking for quality content. I was really on the search for the purpose behind all these blogs. I wanted to answer the question in my own head ‘Why am I doing this?’ Turns out, there are a couple of answers to that question.

1. Charting Progress

This blog is serving a few different purposes. Two of the big purposes for me personally are learning new things and having a way to measure the results. Just starting this blog gave me a bit of accountability in that I don’t want to start something and not finish. The only way to see results is to track the journey. Also, by sharing the things I learn and documenting the process, I can hopefully connect with others as our paths cross and help you learn something or do something faster and easier than I have done. When I went looking for the purpose of this blog, I realized I don’t want to just talk about what I’m thinking about doing, but what I have already done. Instead of practicing what I preach, I’d rather preach what I am already practicing.

2. Reflecting on Yesterday

I consider it an unexpected blessing to have run into an amazing blogger, James Altucher. He also sends newsletters that are loaded with content. This guy is intense! His perspective on money, power, and the world system in general is almost scary, but I learned something really valuable from him. He writes about what he did ‘yesterday’. He shares what he has already experienced, instead of talking about what could, would, or should be.

I don’t know how many times I have told myself or someone else that I’m going to do something in a day, only to get to the end too tired or distracted or whatever got me off track to complete the task. The day started with good intentions, but alas, life does not occur in a straight, undisturbed line. We all experience challenges to our plans, but that’s not my concern. I’m more concerned with being a hypocrite, or even a liar.

So today is the first day I’m going to share about yesterday. It has already passed and we know what we did and did not do. I also know that if something was actually accomplished yesterday, it will produce some kind of result today, large or small. But there will be a result. No more just talking about it.

The Comeback

How to make a comeback? To be honest, that’s a loaded question with so many answers. My humble opinion is that it depends on you. You know yourself better than anyone else. You know what gets you out of bed in the morning and what motivates you through your day. It also depends on what you want to “come back” to. At my age more hair and less wrinkles just isn’t going to happen without unnatural interventions. And frankly, my whitening hair and lines on my face remind me that I have been somewhere and learned some things along the way. I wouldn’t change them for anything.

When I say I want to make a ‘comeback’, I’m thinking of returning to healthier habits and simpler ways. Those are things I can achieve if I’ll just stay the course.

What did you do yesterday?

Drumroll please……I did two planks. If you have never heard of a plank, it’s an exercise that uses your bodyweight against you! Just kidding, but I must say my out-of-shape shape could only “plank” for 1 lousy second the first time. I was learning, so I’m not going to beat myself up. The second plank lasted for 10 seconds!!! And then I was done. Do I want to do more? Yes, absolutely! Do you know why I want to do more? I didn’t kill myself the first day. Yesterday was a start to learning a new exercise that works most of my body in one move. I just wanted to see what it was like to do “one”, so I’m not too worried that I couldn’t log a rigorous workout. My only hope was that I would see or feel a result today.

And I did! I felt the slightest soreness at the fronts of my armpits. That means my muscles did something amazing yesterday – they moved! I was encouraged to exercise again today, which was a cardio workout, but more on that tomorrow. ๐Ÿ’ช

So whether you’re trying to make a comeback as an athlete, a professional, or just a human being in general (as I am), you can do it! Like the quote at the top of this post says, we may fall down seven times, but we get up eight. The one thing I have not learned from life is how to give up, no matter how hard, crazy, or impossible things may seem. Defeat is not an option, so keep going. What have we got to lose?

Here’s to our Comeback!


2 thoughts on “How to Make a Comeback”

  1. I like some of Altucher’s stuff too, particularly the generate ten ideas a day thing. And it’s amazing that you’re starting your fitness journey following your own life’s circumstances, rather than trying to pick something off YouTube that 90% of the human population can’t keep up with. Wishing you all the best with your journey, Rachel!

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    1. Thank you, Stuart! Your blog inspires me greatly! I’ll take a look at Altucher’s idea generating process. When it comes to health and fitness, YouTube scares me! I’d much rather find what works for me and encourage others to do the same. We’re all unique and have different needs to maintain our health. And it’s one day at a time for all of us! Here’s to our health. Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ˜


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