I’ve got my jog in. Feeling great since I pushed myself past my ‘Comfort Zone’. A new and longer location and and longer time. Before I was jogging the same route over and over last year. Two Saturdays ago I jogged the same route to see how I will do after losing 30 lbs and cleaning up lab tests from my bloodwork. I was really happy that I was able to do the whole route without stopping at all. It was a majority of incline then a decline on the last portion of the route. My surprise though was that it took me under 19 mins to do it. I was expecting that I would be home in 30 mins. So yesterday I challenged myself to 30 mins of running. See how far I will get in 15 mins and run back home. It would be hard to judge from the last Saturday run since it was a different route but I now have a ground route to challenge myself for next weekend. It was empowering to see how far I got and not stopping at all through the entire session.
Life is full of challenges. But if you don’t take them on you will never know where you are at and how to get to where you want to be. People live in comfort and that is totally fine. It is those that struggle internally but are afraid to take on the challenge or risk. Everyone want to get to the destination but are not willing to take on the journey. People forget that the journey is what creates more opportunities. It empowers you to know what you are capable of doing and the experience teaches you more than just receiving the prize and losing it right after. Situations do not hurt enough to make people change for themselves. They look for an easy and risk free way to get to the prize but those only come when you learn yourself first and learn how to manage the risks. No one has a clue, where they are at and have not setup concrete goals and reminders. They just go with the flow and answer to emotions or how they are feeling that day. They go day to day just waiting for the weekend to come. I am one of those people myself but I put in 30 mins – 1 hr minimum each weekday towards the weekend. I know what I’m doing with my 8 hrs of work and what it is going towards in the future or building for the future ‘Plan B’. But this only comes from finding where you are at each day and challenging yourself for more. Remember, it is about the journey that will create the difference towards your destination!
Despite the cheat meals yesterday, I wasn’t too far off. It is in range to focus today and get it done. Time is scarce again but I was able to do two workouts for a total of 35 mins and stay on track with my meals today. Hopefully, my body heals and lets go of those excess fluids that were used to repair my sore muscles. Either way, I’m going to keep pushing myself to be consistent everyday with my workouts and meals.
So much to do everyday. Truly 24 hours not enough when you are working 25 hours a day. I was even late today with all that grind and appointments yesterday. I am going to force myself to sleep on time so I can tackle all my tasks early right after work. I’ve been flatlined for 3 weeks so it really time to get on track again and really focus. The funds are starting to dwindle so that means I’m spending too much out again. This program helped put money in my pocket I need to challenge myself to stay on track again.
Results create success and I need to get closer to my ultimate goal and show that ‘After’ photo. Creating bigger goals is the only way to do it. I must have a mix of short and long term goals to be routine enough to stay on track but have the emotions to drive myself through those routines with passion. Two more days to go to get to another level of focus. I’m going to start posting my weight every Friday to keep myself accountable during the weekends when I’m out of the corporate routines. Only then I can keep consistent and push myself towards a healthier and stronger me.
I am back on the regular routine. Still feeling my legs from the jog last Saturday but that only means that I’ve reached a new level of fitness when my body needs to repair itself from something new. Cannot wait to see my weight for this Friday so I can challenge myself for this weekend. I really needed the stretch from the Yoga Fix to make every Tuesday a new fresh start to the week. It really shortens the period of time for me to get my short-term goals done before the weekend. Instead of feeling like the weekdays are too long and a drag, it really buts a fire under my bottom to get focus and get on track. We will see how it works out this Friday.
I really need this and to get on track for my 2 very young boys. Today, my eldest son (5yo) had a revisit to see what he is allergic to and to see 15 different areas flare up buts a heavy weight on my heart. Inside me I feel like I’ve passed on bad genes because I’ve neglected what I put inside my body and not taking an active charge on my fitness. I feel like I’ve failed them before they were even born. That is why I want to set an example from here on out and that isn’t by words but physically setting an example. Not only on how I look but the lifestyle I will carry forward from here on out.
Setting an example and having the disciple to do it 24/7 not only to the world but in your own home is not only a challenge but the only way for anyone to succeed in life. Whether it is in business, coaching, profession, guru, role-model, etc. any slip up can have a lasting impression for future transactions. It can be the difference of friends and family referring their network to you or going another route because they want to make sure that their network is taken care of. It isn’t how much money you make each day from one client but the longevity/recurring times that person will comeback to you and refer others to you. I really need to set this example before my two boys become aware or before they start Kindergarten so that they build strong relationships with their friends that will last the test of time!