Thursday, September 26, 2013
I used to feel pretty self-conscience when I worked out. I harshly judged myself, and I felt like other people where judging. Hey, I even had a skinny "friend" tell me I looked like I was dying when I went running. But somehow, I got shushed that negative voice, and lost my negative friend, and just worked out anyway. I used to go to group fitness classes and stay in the back of the room. I would scope out the crowd to see if I was the oldest, fattest, most uncoordinated. Talk about sucking all the fun out of the room! but I just kept showing up. the trainers noticed I was at the rec center every day, and said very encouraging things. Like how they admired my consistency, and they noticed how much fitter I was. I started to smile more. And I built up my strength & stamina. Today the same workouts that left me breathless go by so fast, it's cool-down time before I notice.
For the next few days, when I work out, I'm going to imagine an audience divided into 2 sides.
On the left are the doubters. The people who make rude comments. Who don't think I'll finish what I start. Who call me bad names.
On the right are my fans. The people who shower me with supportive comments. Who think I've got what it takes. Who call me an inspiration, rock star, and an athlete.
Another way of looking at this is that for every negative voice in your head, you can have a positive voice shouting it down. Prove the doubters wrong and the fans right.
1. got my workouts in
2. Eating well
3. planning ahead for this weekend, we have another marching band competition. I'm chaperoning the party bus again.