With this being the end of month three, and although my second assessment didn’t show any progress and was disappointing, I remained consistent to my last check-in. Knowing all of that, I’m still feeling awesome and finally back into that workout groove that I’ve been working and longing for. The lack of progress gave me a wake-up call that although consistent, I still have A LOT more work to do to keep reaching my goals.
And, I’ve finally realized the sentiment of the above mantra. It is so easy for us as humans to wish for things; wish for a new job, wish for a better body, wish for people to change, etc. and it’s so just as easy to sit and complain about those things and make excuses. But it isn’t until you start working towards those things, that you’ll actually receive them.
A lot of the biggest success stories in our history and life are based off of hardwork and determination – that shouldn’t change no matter what you’re working towards, especially if it’s working to being and feeling your best. If we are not our best selves for us, we cannot be our best selves for others.
Here’s to more work!
I am nearly 2-full months back into the grind; that’s 28 workouts in the last 7-weeks; which is just about 4 workouts a week, whereas I was virtually doing zero before. Within those 7-weeks, I’ve been able to do a 4-week assessment, meaning I’ve started to actually see payoff and results in number form! Woo!! Although it’s been small progress, I’ve dropped measurements across the board, I can’t wait to see the results kicked up as the time continues and I continue to incorporate more cross-training between my cross-training.
The biggest eye opener and progress was my BMI number; when I first got that assessed my number was 24, still considered in the “healthy” zone; but the last notch on the “healthy” zone. Yikes, that was definitely a red flag and hurt a bit. Well after 4-weeks my number was down to 19! My trainer said that was the most impressive part of all the progress to date. That was a definite victory!
I know I still have a lot of work to do, but I’ve been picking up the pace, working to make workouts fit even when plans might question it. I’ve even been incorporating some runs in on my off days from boot camp! The main area I need to keep working on is FOOD. I’ve been meal prepping the last few weeks and really buckled down on my breakfast choices (switched from bagels/toast to eggs/chicken/tomatoes).
Every workout is progress, even if its a few inches. And it’s important to remember that and keep pushing yourself harder and stronger. Because it will pay off and you will reach your goals! *muscle emoji*
Cheers to hitting goals and making progress!
This month’s Fitness Friday is the first official check-in on my progress this far! I am officially 7-for-7 in attendance back to Boot camp, over the last 2-weeks and two morning classes up and out the door. It feels great. I’m honestly a bit pissed at myself for ever stopping, for getting to the point where I am at, for getting unhealthy.
But that has changed.
I am no longer going to get in the way of my goals and feeling great. I realized the other morning in class, that I have a lot of work to do. I have a lot of work to do pushing my body and strength and a lot of work to do with my diet/eating habits, luckily I feel like I have the food somewhat under control in comparison.
I have a goal in mind, and I’ve got my sights set on it. I am determined and I am motivated. I can’t wait to see all of the progress I make in the first few months and over the next nine, and over the next year!
What is keeping you motivated?