While watching a movie the other night I heard a phrase that I loved so I instantly saved it to my "notes" in my Iphone. Do you ever catch yourself "saving" things or "noting" things (sayings, quotes, phrases, recipes, tips, tools etc.) since starting this process? It's funny how, once we commit to changing ourselves, we throw ourselves head or feet first into the PROCESS. What was once a DREAD or a HOPE becomes a NEED and a MUST. We no longer see the PROCESS as DREADFUL but rather INSPRING and WANT to share our passion with others. I know that I become addicted to the way I feel post workout or post healthy food choice, knowing that HECK YES, I WON this time, and I will again! OWN the progress you're making - DO throw yourself into it. Others as we all know, will ask you WHY you did it, but will later ask you HOW you did it.
I used to be THAT girl who laughed in the face of the commitment and dedication that others had who were truly pursuing happiness in the form of health and fitness - I didn't realize that my words and actions were, truth be told, pseudo sabotage for those people. I belittled what was truly important to them - something that they KNEW was going to make them FEEL better about themselves. I was a potential catalyst for them to fall off the wagon. I was pushing them to "just skip today's workout. Eat a piece of pizza. Have a muffin already." with NO appreciation of the PROCESS - NO acknowledgement of the will power that it took that person to say NO each and every time that I did that........WOW!!! THOSE people are the people who have contributed to my success. Those are the people who I reflect back on and say "if she could do it, so can I". I have approached those people since having embarked upon my own journey owning up to what I did and THANKING them for being an incredible source of inspiration. While I didn't know it at the time, they were truly affecting me! I encourage YOU to do the SAME! It's so liberating to approach someone you once belittled - taking responsibility for what you did and THANKING THEM for the impact, no matter the size, that they had on your life.
Ok so you may have forgotten by now how this long-winded post started......the phrase from the movie........I'll leave you with it.....
"TRYING is saying you have the intention of failing". Today I want you to STOP TRYING and JUST DO IT!!!!