Welcome to the 3rd installment of the HCF Coaches Corner! Each Sunday one of the HCF coaches will make a blog post to talk about whatever they have on their minds to share with the community!
Choices- By Coach Heather
When I was little my dad would occasionally take my sister and I to Baskin Robins for ice cream. We would walk in and could pick out anything we wanted. My sister would take a look at all of the ice cream flavors and immediately pick out a flavor that was out of the ordinary rocky road, mint chocolate chip, or cookies and cream . I however would walk up and down the line the flavors, pacing back and forth, debating between 8 different kinds of ice cream. After 5 minutes and holding up the entire line I would walk out with the classic, vanilla. I did this every time and would end up driving my family nuts. This is not the only time in my life I have had trouble making choices.
All throughout high school and into my adulthood I was always indecisive. When it came to which classes to take, I had trouble making choices; deciding whether to go out with my friends or not, I had trouble making choices; picking out a college to attend, I had trouble making choices; choosing an outfit to wear, I had trouble making choices; this became a common theme in my life. One evening while talking to my dad, the smartest man I know, I was justifying one of my poor choices, he simply sighed and said, “Heather, it’s all about the choices you make in life that determine your outcome,” something about those words clicked in my head. I had to stop blaming everyone else for my poor choices, own it, learn from it, and be better next time.
I hear my dad’s voice in my head when it comes to the daily choices I make. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and all I want to do is sleep in another hour, but instead I get up and start my day so I can be at the gym early. When I workout, I have the choice to 1. Not do it, 2. Go through the motions or 3. Be a badass, I make the choice to be #3 all the time. When I get home from work, I could easily run upstairs take a shower and go to bed, but instead I make the choice to sit on the couch with my dad and talk about the ups and down’s of my day.
The choices we make in life determine our outcome, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. Are you the kind of person who is going to make the choice to go to the gym even though you saw the WOD was a 5K? Or are you going to cancel and make an excuse as to why you cannot run? What about when you get home from work, will you make the choice to spend time with your family? Or will you sit in front of the T.V. and tune out everyone else around you? Lastly, will you make the choice to wake up and be happy? Or will you choose to let yesterday’s worries rain on today’s parade? Whatever it is in life you choose, you write the ending to your story. I hope you choose to end your story with a smile.