Failure is not a negative word, unless you make it one. That is if you let that failure lead to anger, or you use it as an excuse to give up. Failure is great- it means you tried something new unsure of how it would turn out. Failure is a learning opportunity, if you fail then you know what you did wrong for next time.
I failed at a few things today, it was a pretty good day 😛
I started off my day with a great breakfast then got ready and got in the gym for my first of 2 workouts I had planned for today. I did a few leg exercises to make up for my not-so-great leg workout the night before, and some abs, as well as 30 minutes of cardio.
Then I went home and ate & did a few other things:
I decided I wanted to try this protein cake recipe, again (for the third time) since the first time was a major fail and the second was better, but I knew I could still make it even better.
The first time I made the cake I had the flour measurements all wrong, and I under cooked it. It came out dense and runny and we ended up throwing it away after the boyfriend and I had a piece each:
You can see the gloss on it from being under cooked and the density of it. Did not taste good at all either!
So next time around I tried again! Fixed the flour measurements and it was much better. However it did break in half when I tried to take it out of the pan haha- note to self: more spray next time. Oh, and you all saw in Day 15 how the sprinkles came out and just how beautiful the whole thing looked … not.
Much better but still not exactly how I wanted it.
Today, I tried coconut flour and a few other things differently to give it a different texture and lower the carb count. Let me say it finally came out beautifully! Oh and I made a cinnamon swirl cake instead of vanilla birthday cake this time (used cinnamon protein powder and a cinnamon truvia swirl topping). The texture was much better but the coconut flour gave it a slight coco-nutty taste which i’m not a huge fan of. Will be trying this again and I think next time i’ll try almond flour! Let the failures continue until I get it right 🙂
I don’t care what picture or recipe you see someone post that makes you think: “how is everything they do so perfect!?” or “how are they just so photogenic!?”. You have no idea how many failures, adjustments, redos, touch-ups, and whatever else went into that one perfect picture you see. So if you fail, don’t give up, learn from it and keep trying until you get it right.
My next failure of the day was missing my second workout! I planned to workout later with the boyfriend after work but when the time came, and after a long day of work on his feet, neither of us were really feeling it, so we decided to save it for tomorrow. Not a huge deal considering I already got a small workout and some cardio in earlier that day. But I did write in yesterdays post that I planned to do a 2-a-day and I failed at that!
My last failure of the night came with my 9pm snack- I was having banana and peanut butter and for some reason the idea popped in my head that a banana and peanut butter stack would make a cute picture… wrong again haha. It came out very strange looking so instead I snapped a pic and sent it to my sister laughing at how it turned out. I was also left with no picture to use for the snack. But here it is in all its glory:
Oh and it gets worse….
Mmmmmm that peanut butter doe.
All in all it was a fun day of trying new things, failing at some, and laughing it off. Don’t be afraid to try something new; whether it be in the gym and you’re afraid you’ll end up looking silly (don’t worry we’ve all been there), to trying out a new recipe in the kitchen (or coming up with your own), to going out and testing a new skill or hobby. What’s the worse that can happen? You try, you laugh, you learn, you try harder, then you succeed.
Go try something new and don’t be afraid to fail. What will you try today?