Monday, March 11, 2013
This was something I posted on my blog today. I hope it inspires someone today!
A lot of times, I write about fun Beachbody things like P90X, how to be successful as a coach, and different tips about weight loss. I have found that while everyoneís story is unique in their own way, they all have similar themes. Everyone has struggled at some point in their weight loss journey. If they havenít then they really arenít pushing themselves.
I love that word journey because it doesnít have a stop and end date. A journey is on going right? People that lose weight will tell you it isnít losing the weight that is the hard part, itís keeping it off. It is my hope in todayís post to inspire you to stay with your own journey. I know for me itís been a rocky road too and I can relate to many stories out there.
Ups and Downs of the Journey
For many people that have a great P90X or Insanity transformation the ups and downs of their journey is hardly ever seen, unless shown in a YouTube video. Leaders, game changers, amazing stories always have a background story. That is what I have learned in my 3+ years of coaching and 4+ years of my body transformation. It is the behind the scenes that makes or breaks a person. Take it from me I know!
It might come as a surprise but for me I am a naturally pessimistic person, its part environment and part self talk. I work hard every day to make sure that I try to maintain a positive outlook on life. Itís not all roses and smoke and mirrors. Life is real, itís raw, and at times can be unfair. We canít always control circumstances but I have learned that we can control our actions.
Youíre actions are what make or break the journey you are on. Going out with friends on a Saturday night and getting wasted but coming back the next morning to talk about health and fitness will BREAK your journey. Eating pizza, skipping workouts, and complaining because you arenít dropping weight will BREAK your journey.
The biggest thing I hear from many people is they donít lose the weight they want, have the body type they want, arenít successful enough, and this is all directly related to actions that they took when no one was around. We can kid ourselves but the results never lie.
The Highs Make it Worth it!
I heard last weekend something that really resonated with me. The speaker and friend and mentor, Doug Fitzgerald talked about how going through the downs really make the highs worth it. He is so right! Have you ever worked so hard at something and it finally paid off? What did you feel like? I know for me itís one of the greatest feelings in the world. It lifts you up and makes you want to go through more pain just to feel the jubilation again.
My friends, I know this post isnít about how to get ripped, or how many calories to eat, or what great Beachbody workout is out now. This is a conversation from me to you. Being real with each other and cheering each other on through the ups and the downs. It is said that when prisoners of war are captured they are separated because together they can survive anything. The support and hope they give each other is what keeps them alive. It is my hope to give that same support and hope to you today.