Today as I woke up and it still hurt to lift my arms, it got me thinking.....Three years ago, I was given a gift. At the time, I had no idea what I was doing but was willing to "try" some changes. I focused on changing my nutrition because I refused to medicate my GI issues with prescription medication. I remember receiving my first challenge pack and thinking "oh my"~ how will I do this???? I was overwhelmed! I wondered if I would really be able to stick to it.....would I fail? Bottom line, is I made the decision to do my best.... I hated working out so when I began I chose a dance program. As I slowly changed my lifestyle, I realized the true gift......the gift was my TEAM. I was part of this community that was caring, supportive and genuine. I plugged in and began to learn from others. Surrounding myself with positivity while making small changes made me realize that it wasn't what I thought it was. I wasn't depriving myself! It was a mind shift and I realized how much I was growing. I was not afraid to fail. Failure is inevitable and this is how we learn. I would have never believed that I would be where I am right now.
Just recently I had hit a slump and was struggling to adjust to my summer schedule. I didn't want to get up to work out and then the day would begin and the workouts just didn't happen. I didn't get discouraged and I knew that my body was telling me to get my shit together. Well, I did just that!!! Monday, I started our brand new program and eeeek, am I sore. However, in just two days I am energized and motivated to crush my goals and complete another amazing program. I was talking to a couple of my challengers yesterday and together we set goals.
Don't let you fears stop you from moving forward and most importantly don't allow your failures to stop you from trying again. Consistency and dedication to a healthy lifestyle is hard!!! Chose your hard! Feeling physically and mentally strong is totally worth the work.
And I get to hang out with this guy 😍