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"Every decision you make takes you in a different direction ... closer or farther away from your goals. Life's a journey, the choice is yours." ~Kelsey Byers
I am at a point where I am questioning everything in my life. I am trying to find my path and along the way I am weeding out unnecessary stuff. Meaning... relationships that are unhealthy, junk food and the everyday poor choices.
We all can talk the talk, but sometimes we are not ready to walk the walk. I have definitely talk some BIG talk about things that I want to change and places I want to go, but I have never really walk the walk.
In October 2011 I even wrote about this...
You can only make healthy changes or any changes when you are truly ready to surrender your bad habits and stop making excuses. When you are ready you will embrace everything that is positive in life and start living a healthy life style.
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It is maddening how lazy I have gotten over the past few months. I am sick of feeling sorry for myself and I am sick of always complaining about everything. It is time for me to take a stand and take back my life.
I am throwing out the BAD attitude and TAKING action on the changes I want to make in my life. Fitness and clean eating are the top of my list.
Here are some question that I asked myself and then sat down and answered every one.
1. What do I want to accomplish with this exercise program?
2. Is my goal realistic and attainable?
3. Do I know how to reach my goal?
4. Do I have a timeline for reaching my goal?
5. How will I reward myself when I get there?
These question don't just apply to exercise, but to every dream, every goal and every challenge you have. Next week, I will share my answers to these question and my new fitness goals soon.
It's all about Attitude & Action.
Even since Lauren died, I have not done much of anything. It was as if I lost the will to keep things up and then life got in the way. Really, I have no reason not to work out because it would have helped me deal with whatever I was going through. By the way-- my gym is across the street. It takes more energy to walk past my gym then it does to walk into the gym.
I know that I want to be fit and healthy and I do a lot of talking about it, but the thing is for me I will not really do it until I am truly ready to do it. It might take the aha! moment for me to really get myself to the gym on a regular basis. My friend Liz had one of those moments recently after a workout she had and wrote a little blog post about it.
One of my goals for October is to run 50 miles total and I have already planned my running schedule to keep me on track. In addition, I have planned the rest of my fitness schedule.
I am crossing my fingers that I will stick with this schedule or have my aha! Moment.
Since the beginning of May I have been going to the gym on a daily basis (not weekends.) I cannot say that I see any changes, but I definitely feel the changes’ working out has on me.
I know what my body feels and looks like when it is in the BEST shape because of being a ballerina for so long. I have not danced since I hurt myself and my whole world came crashing down in one moment. It is a very hard to lose everything that you worked so hard for and watch your dream be taken away in an instant.
I never really talked much about how hurt I was that I could no longer dance I just pushed those feeling way in the back and moved on. However, let me tell you… It was the hardest thing that I had to go through because my life from a very young age was all about ballet.
Back to the point… I know what it feels like to be in the BEST shape and I have been working hard to get back there. Working out really does lift your mood and make you happy. I keep telling my trainer that I have to be the only person in the gym who smiles while working out. I really do smile a lot of the time at the gym.
I sat down the other night and made out my new workout schedule. I workout five days a week and take the weekends off because my gym is in the city and I live in Alameda (moving back to the city August 1st and I cannot wait.)
Beach Body Class
Run/ Walk 30min
Run/ Walk 30min
Tread N’ Shed Class
I have two more sessions with my Personal Trainer and then I will be on my own. I found the Nike Training Club app to be super useful and I love how you can pick and choose workouts.
If you believe in yourself, you can make yourself whatever you want to be.