It's been a WHILE!! Like a long WHILE! As I reflect on my recent struggles (life happens sometimes - and in a BIG way), my work schedule and ALL of the things that have kept me from pursuing my dreams but moreso from pursuing a healthier version of myself... I think about all the reasons there are and all the excuses I made to keep me from working towards my goal. Everyone has something that standing in their way from reaching their goal or pursuing their dreams. I too am one of those; however, it is up to me to find the best laid plan to reach my goal. Any goal worth setting is worth the work needed to reach that goal. I've taken a look in the mirror this weekend and I don't like what I see! It's not that I'm unhappy with my body but I'm unhappy with why my body is the way it is, why my mind is the way it is, and what is excuses I've made to get me thus far. I can and will make the changes I need to better myself!
My work is VERY demanding I am aware of that; however, I could have done and can do better. Sometimes just the mental drain is enough... but I know how much sharper I am if I just push through and release those endorphins. I could do things to make it easier on myself, eat better each and every day, I have to make the time to eat my food and the choices to not stray from the plan. I know working out every day is a hard task; One that is almost impossible after working 12 hour days for 13 days straight. With only taking two days off a month it's hard to catch up on sleep, life and everything else that needs to be done but again I know there's more that I can do. I need to plan my work and work my plan as they say at work and as they say in the fitness industry I need to trust the process results don't happen overnight. My work schedule has slacked but as stated before so have I - now is the time to push myself. Take that 21 day challenge and form that habit again! Get my butt in gear! I have to put forth the work in order to see those results.
I know what I look like now I know what my goals are but I also know how far away I am from those goals and how far I'll be if I don't change and be consistent. I just need to keep telling myself - Do it for YOU! You CAN do this! Just remember, How bad you want it!! Every day may present a new challenge but that will happen whether or not I am working towards my goals. So.. I might as well go after my goals and dreams! My mornings will come EARLY, SO SO EARLY but I can and will do this. I will be taking my progress pictures today and in a month I will take another and maybe even share it. If not, then I'll share the 60 day update. I am determined to succeed - no excuses for me to not feel good about myself. Even if nothing changes on me physically, my self-confidence and my energy levels will be a vast improvement, I'm sure of that. Stay tuned!