I did not run today but, I wanted to do a blog post anyway. I was technically suppose to run my 7 miles today…my body just wasn’t up for it. I was feeling drained. So, I decided to take my rest day. It was filled with family time…which is always a great time in our house! Tonight I’ve been thinking a lot about my fitness journey and areas of it where I am learning how to put more effort into it. I feel like a few months back I had a really lazy few months. I didn’t run. I didn’t lift. I didn’t do really any high intensity workouts at all. In fact I’m pretty sure I was eating over 2,000 calories and burning about 200-300 calories. Not exactly anywhere where I wanted to be. I knew deep down I wanted more results. I wanted to be more fit and a hell of a lot stronger then I was. I had to learn that you really have to put in the work. Day in and day out you have to literally work your hardest and push your body to places it’s not always fun to go. I remember during those lazy months wondering why I wasn’t feeling stronger…but I really knew the reason was because I wasn’t putting in the hard work. I lost some dedication and I lost my hunger for giving it my all in my workouts. Now, I leave everything there. Take nothing back. Walk away from that workout feeling tired but amazing. I’ve learned it’s okay to push your body to new limits. It’s okay to break your body down in a workout…and it’s okay to take a few days off to let your body build itself up to be a stronger you. It’s okay to eat clean and allow yourself to enjoy a treat every now and then. It’s okay not to deprive yourself. It’s a learning process…this whole healthy living thing. It’s full of trial and error. One thing I adore about fitness is it’s all about what works for YOU. It’s not about someone else. We are seriously all on different fitness levels…and that’s so beautiful to me. There is always someone inspiring someone else who is inspiring and motivating someone else and so on. It’s not always easy and fun to live a healthy life. But man is it totally and completely worth it. I’ve cried during many workouts. I’ve gotten frustrated over pull ups. I’ve yelled and cried over not being able to do that extra mile….but I have learned that you keep pushing through it. You don’t back down and you do NOT give up. Ever. If you want something bad enough…you’ll work for it till you get it. It might take hours, days, weeks, months, or even years…but you don’t give up. Reach for it and work for it. Have motivation, drive, dedication and passion…and you’ll get there. So, put into it what you want to get out of it. If you want 100% out of it…put 100% in it. Give it everything you have. And I’m done with my speech. 😉 I just needed to get that out. I’m still learning so much about my own journey.
Thanks for reading,