I will be honest. I don't follow all of her blogs but when I do often I love her motivation. However, she is young and bla bla bla.
- - Erasing the embarassing part sorry. - -
Then many hours later after not a great day. No reason for me to whine.
I went to Yoovie's blog and clicked on it.
I was brought to EXACTLY what I needed today.
The article is titled, 'The Three Real Reasons Why People Succeed'
I will summarize.
Here are three biggest reasons why Nerd Fitness Rebels succeed where others fail.
1. Consistent persistence
Successful Rebels understand that they are NOT on a crash diet, and they’re not following some 6-week get-fit-quick plan. They are making concerted, calculated, and consistent changes, over a long period of time that will become part of their new lives.
2. Steps backwards are still steps forward
Failure is NOT a bad thing. Failure can be one of the greatest things to ever happen to you…if you learn from it and move forward.
Those who are successful look at each and every failure as a step forward. Each time they fall off the ‘get healthy’ wagon, they don’t sit down and make the assumption that “it’s impossible.” Instead, they get the **** over it, and see that failure is one less method they need to try to get healthy the next time. They understand that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results, so when they fail at one particular method or strategy, they immediately get back on the horse and try another one.
3. They put on their hard hats
Getting healthy is a long and epic journey, my friend. Like Frodo walking to Mordor, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
It really comes down to who is properly equipped and mentally prepared to complete the work required to make things happen:
Those that succeed? They put on their “hard hats,” and go to work. No complaints. No excuses. No feeling sorry for themselves. Just progress. They understand there will be good days and bad, busy days and slow days, days filled with awesomeness and days filled with sadness. They don’t allow themselves to ride the roller coaster of emotion. They just shut up and do work.
And then the article asks.... WHY WILL YOU SUCCEED?
Now to a very good friend (BLESSED2BEME and other successful Spark Friends), consistent focus on health over weight is a key.
I have been so caught up in my age all of the sudden and putting on weight and bla bla bla when what I really need to focus on is ...
I think I ma making myself crazy. I am thinking too much.
I was focused on weight so I more or less stopped jogging and started walking so that I could get in more miles. I figured I could easily walk 5 or so miles a day, plus walk the pups and burn more calories. When in reality jogging makes me feel powerful and strong and is a stress reliever. I could go on and on but I just really think I need to get it together.
This is not me. I usually have it together.
I need a positive simple routine. This is war works for me.
Plain and simple.
Maybe I need to let go of the scale too (as others are) this month.