Hey Guys! Happy Friday. We had a pretty killer snowstorm last night, and I'm still recovering from the end of this blasted cold. That said, I still kicked butt yesterday-- did some morning cardio and then, because I knew I wasn't going to attempt to drive in that weather-- I did Cathe's Butts N Gutts like a BOSS at home. THEN I went out and shoveled my driveway! I'm a madwoman aren't I? But I did look up and ask around- the theory being that you can workout when you are sick if your symptoms are above the neck-- if they are below the neck and/or you have a fever-- best to rest.
So, I crushed it. I still have a horrible never-ceasing dry cough and am totally stuffed up. I re-booked my flight to Miami for about a week from now. I cannot wait.
I shot FOUR yes FOUR vlogs this morning-- but they are all uploading so I'll post them later. But---I just wanted to share with you and encourage YOU all to do the same-- that all these changes I'm making in my life-- they are adding up. They are adding up to GOODNESS and a whole lot of it.
- Variety: My weeks all have variety in my workouts-- it keeps me interested and never bored, and I am also making sure to train the body parts that I usually avoided in the past because I don't like to train them or whatever.
- Consistency: Regardless of what my schedule is, I workout that day. Even if it is just a cardio day I do it and...I don't quit. I don't quit when I don't know the choreography, I try again. I don't quit before the last 10 minutes because "oh that's enough". I do the entire workout. I don't quit when my arms or legs are shaking and I think I cannot get out one more rep and my face is distorted into all kinds of grimaces and I'm out of breath and grunting like a caged animal- I do not stop.
- Attitude: Instead of having a -- deep down inside-- doubting attitude where I was filled with insecurity and self-loathing, I now have a HECK YES attitude of I CAN DO ANYTHING and "I'll look in the mirror later". Instead of looking for the bad I could find in the mirror every day and obsessing about it, I find that I spend a lot less time in the mirror and when I do it's usually a double take going HOLY CRAP--- ARE MY THIGHS, ARE THOSE MY THIGHS?? Like, in a good way. I believe in me. I don't doubt me, and now every day is another gift of time-- what can I do with this today?? How much more progress can I make today??
- New Habits: Tracking EVERYTHING. Planning. Getting more organized and efficient in my fitness life and work life every day. Staying with the plan. Not giving up. Getting to bed earlier. Taking my vitamins/supplements. Getting my rest. Taking care of me-- personal things for ME in my life, not just being a workaholic. SAYING NO TO PEOPLE. Saying yes to things for me once in a while.
One last thing- and it's the reason for the title of this post.
I hear a lot of people saying "Oh, I can't get in shape-- I've had 3 kids and I work way too much.....I don't have time." or "I would love to get more fit but I can't seem to get motivated...." or "I'd love to lose 10lbs but I've TRIED EVERYTHING. My body just can't lose weight..." or-- "I have a football injury-- so I can't train with weights." or "I could NEVER do what you do, I just don't have the energy!"
WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU CAN'T? WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU DON'T?
STOP GIVING POWER TO ALL THESE CAN'T AND DON'T THOUGHTS. BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THEY ARE. YES. YOU. CAN. YES. YOU. WILL.
I dare you to stop giving in to all those wimpy EXCUSES. Give yourself a challenge. Take one excuse and then go balls to the wall to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that you CANNOT IN ANY WAY DO IT. I guarantee you will surprise yourself.
YOU HAVE TIME. YOU HAVE ENERGY. YOU HAVE MOTIVATION. YOU HAVE DESIRE. YOU HAVE ABILITY. YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED INSIDE OF YOU. STOP DOUBTING. STOP BEING SCARED OF FAILING.
"I'm so glad I did NOTHING this year and gained 15 pounds. I feel great that I get out of breath walking up the stairs and have no desire to do anything except sit at home on my couch and watch The Bachelor. Life is good." -- said NO ONE. Ever.
It's all good. I am SO PROUD OF MYSELF. I am so AMPED. I am so happy. I am TRANSFORMING in every way. Who wants to join me?? ;-)