Ok, I really needed to get this image out there. Maybe it’s just me, but these words strike motivation into my bones. “To prove to myself that this dream can become a reality.” The fact that it truly is capable is just inspiring. So yes, the image in the background may be of some girl with some nice abs…which she obviously worked hard for. You don’t get those kinds of results without some serious dedication. Who is to say that this isn’t someone who was once down this very path that I’m on..that you are on? The goals and dreams we have for ourselves are within our reach, if we can keep working hard to achieve them. If we care to try just a little bit more. Don’t give up now. Why would you? Remember that one workout where you were actually enjoying yourself? Having fun and laughing, really getting into the music? You better not say no because if you’ve never experienced that then you DEFINITELY can’t quit now!
I just really couldn’t agree more with this quote. You should love your body in every way. You only get one. You might as well make the best of it, right? Don’t sell yourself short. Remember that you are enough. Whatever your goals are in any area of your life know that you are enough to make it happen. I think what fitness does is it gives confirmation that I am more capable than I knew or give myself credit for. Not to mention that there are some serious benefits that come with the territory. As you know, improved health and a sleeker physique are just 2 of the countless bonuses. That visual proof is both a blessing and a curse though. You may gain more motivation if you are able to see those results, but on the flip side it could thwart your progress if you don’t. To be honest, I only reference the scale about once a week. I think that’s a good habit because I don’t want to obsess about what the scale says. The numbers are going to fluctuate anyway, naturally. Plus, my goal is to lose about a pound a week so it makes sense. Don’t you love routines?? 😀
Yes! I suppose this is the best way to describe how I feel when I’m dripping sweat. I see the looks people give me when the sweat is literally dropping from my head. I realize I probably don’t look like the most attractive person when my whole face is glistening with sweet sweat, but there’s one thing they can’t deny, they can’t say I’m not working hard. And you know what, it wouldn’t matter anyway what they said because I work hard for me and nobody else. I am the sole resident of this body (for now) so it only matters to me. However, ask anyone who works hard for the body they have and majority will say that they can’t help but wanna show off their results. I know I do. I may not be where I weant to be yet, but that isn’t gonna stop me from sporting a bikini, feeling totally comfortable in my skin. Anyway, ladies, the moral of the story is: Earn Your Shower! It’s like the seal of approval 😉
Alright, so I have a few announcements.
I believe I’ve asked you this before buuuuttt…
Are you ready?
I will be in the IE in a couple weeks to visit with family and friends and to MAP OUT THE COURSE for the races!! I’m checking out two locations. One in Yucaipa and the other in San Bernardino. Then, I will provide you the precise location and meeting point. Lucky for you once you find out you can start practicing the course. Are you as excited as I am? It’s really going to be a lot of fun. I hope to make a day of it. Race, food, celebrate/party. Also, If you haven’t already done so, choose a training program and start asap!! Ask a friend to join in on the fun too! The big day is January 19, 2013! Just a quick tip, start planning your playlist!
Next, I have an opportunity for one lucky FitGirl to win a fitness prize! It’s quite simple really, be the first to fill out your registration form as well as submit payment ($10) to participate in the race. Please note that once I receive payment that the money will be unable to be returned since some items needed for the race are time sensitive.
Now, seeing as how you must register to be eligible to win prizes, you’re going to need the registration form, right?
Time You Hope to Finish:
Medical Concerns/Food Allergies:
By submitting this form you acknowledge that you are participating at your own risk.
Don’t give up on what you want the most. Be patient. Work HARD. Trust the process and believe in your progress.
I figured it had been a while since I posted some before and afters. Here ya go.