Day 29:  Fluidity

When you least expect it, Life happens.  I know all about it, lol.  We all experience big changes at one point or another – illness, work, marriage, death of a loved one.  When we are hit with these life changing situations, how do we maintain our goals?

You go through the experience, and begin to make small steps to put your goals back in perspective.  They may take a different shape because of your experience – go with the flow! Change is good, even when it seems disastrous at the time.  Almost 8 years ago, I lost my sister Lisa in a nite club fire in RI.  At the time it was devastating and there was a lot to examine and go through.  I made a very conscious decision to ‘become a better person’ and maintain self care.

Years later, my Life is better than it’s ever been and I am reaching new heights and overcoming obstacles by staying motivated with new goals, coaching, being supported by friends, family and groups.  Leading a healthy lifestyle is the strongest decision I can make for myself – it enriches every aspect of my being.

Adapting a healthy lifestyle will help you stay in flow, accept change rather than get derailed and become more determined to achieve your goals and continue to reach new levels of personal best.  Life is always going to throw you a curveball……. knock it out of the park 🙂

Fit Tip: GO FOR IT!!!  Whatever fitness goals you have chosen – go all out.  If you stumble, get back up and go again!

Leave a comment below and let us know what challenges you have overcome and how you did it.  Thanks, Paula

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This is part of a series ’31 Days to Stay on Track with your New Year’s Resolutions’ Jan 2011.  ©Paula D’Andrea. All rights reserved.


  • Hi Paula
    What an inspiring post about going with the flow when life takes an unexpected twist and we are faced with challenges.
    I too experienced the loss of a loved one (my son) and I too, like you, made a conscious decision to become a better person in the fact that it was not going to define who I was for the rest of my life and I was going to use that experience to help others, which I am now doing. Part of that was looking after myself and exercising daily.
    It has been a key factor in my healing.
    Thanks for sharing, great post

    • Thank you so much for your share Maureen, my empathy on the loss of your son.
      We are always still connected with our loved ones. As the Living force, it is up to us to
      engage life fully and move forward with the zest and peace of a Fit person.
      Congratulations on honoring yourself and your son by being a leader and helping others
      with their adversity and grieving process Maureen.
      Best Regards, Paula

  • Powerful post, Paula. It is SO true that the environment that you create for yourself – one that nourishes and supports you – will create ease and grace through massive change. Coaching, as you point out, is a HUGE winning strategy. It calls you into being your best self. Nothing like a mentor, or a coach, to coax out your brilliance.

    Thanks for the positive reflection and tips. And you, my dear, continue to inspire me with your courage and conviction in being the BEST you can be!

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