Strength 35

IMG_1113Wow, did it feel good to do some strength training and to be able to do it outside?! Even better.  This program has pushed me where I needed it and the hardest part especially when we’re on holidays and not in my usual routine. It’s tough, it makes it harder to stick to the routine.  I get caught up with all the other stuff like my husband says ” I have squirrel moments” almost like a kid in a toy store.  I find it hard to focus. But after I do this workout it really helps me stay focused and remember what I love to do and what I have worked so hard to achieve. So I made it my focus and got it done.  As usual, it felt awesome, amazing.  It always makes my day so much better, I guess that’s why I love doing it early in the morning.  Set’s my day right. Do you prefer morning or evening? I find if I wait till later in the day all the excuses start flowing in, Oh I’m too tired, or I can do it tomorrow, what’s one day. The list goes on and on.

It’s funny, I get so many friends that say “Oh my how do you do it?  Get up and do your workout no matter what, you never give up, you have so much motivation. ?” I tell them one thing. It’s simple I have tried so many different diets, and 99% of them I failed. I gave up, it was too difficult.  Talked myself out of doing it. Trying to convince myself it’s my reality of being overweight.  This is the way I should be.  But that came to a point in my life that I knew I had to change, I had to do something. I wanted to be around when my children get married or have children. I knew being in the nursing field that the way I was living,  I might not be there. It literally scared the living crap out of me.

I’m so grateful for that change or shift in my mind that I had to do something. That is how my motivation comes from. Every morning I say to myself as a Daily Reminder:

  • I am AMAZING
  • I can do ANYTHING
  • Positivity is a choice
  • I celebrate my individuality
  • I am prepared to SUCCEED

I was tired of starting over, So I don’t give up! Yes, I’m not perfect I have faults. WE  all do.  But that’s the best part. I have learned that it’s not the end of the world if I have dessert. What I have learned is that MODERATION is key, if I had that piece of cake don’t dwell on it and think it’s over.  Get up early, put on my shoes, put my hair in a pony and focus on what I need to do today to make me feel amazing and energized.  Honestly, 35 min in the morning, getting a good sweat is the best 35 min of my day. It’s my time to myself. My time to focus on what I want for myself. This program is doing that for me, it shows me that I am capable of doing more than I ever thought I could. I am seeing progress not so much in my weight but in my strength and being able to do moves I couldn’t do before! How great is that? Who doesn’t want to feel that?

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