Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I have learned never to underestimate the power of positive thinking. I seem to have applied this to every aspect of my life EXCEPT my quest for health and fitness. It is just so easy to say "not today" and have a million reasons WHY "not today." I thought that if I just tried to change my thinking about fitness to "I think I can" I would get to where I wanted to be.
I know better now. "I think I can" is not enough. It makes it too easy to give up and say "well, I thought I could but it turns out I couldn't." SO...I'm revising that thinking as of now. I KNOW I CAN. Period. No qualifications. To quote Yoda (and show my total geekiness), DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.
Today. I am sore. My butt still hurts. My trainer beat me to a pulp the other day. I'd love to sit around and watch Dog the Bounty Hunter reruns on my DVR all freakin day. But there is a 10:20 zumba class at my gym. I'm paying for the membership, I paid for the post workout formula that is sitting on my kitchen counter, I paid for the new Under Armour workout clothing. What VALID excuse do I have for not going? NONE. What reasons do I have for going? Well, I've shelled out a lot of cash. I need to get into shape. I have a closet full of clothes that I could fit into if I'd only start dropping some weight. Summer will be here before I know it...I live in Texas so realistically, summer could start in December...and I want to wear a bikini before I'm too old to rock it.
So...yes, I'm sore and hurting today. Yes, I'd love to watch TV all day and maybe take a nap. Yes, the class is going to kick my ass and I'm going to be dying before the end of the hour. But it's only one hour out of my day, I love to dance, and....wait for it...I KNOW I CAN do it!!!
And now that I've blogged about it, I kinda have to go. See how that works? I'm learning how to knock down my own obstacles, even the mental ones in my own twisted little head. :)