Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Unresolved Issues...

Well, January is almost over…is your head still in the game? Are you still sticking to your New Year’s resolutions or has ‘it’ or ‘they’ already gone by the wayside? Good intentions only go so far. It’s getting to the point where the novelty is wearing off and the reality is setting in. The diet you were so gung ho on the first week is probably starting to drive you crazy..and the ‘excitement’ of being a gym rat is probably getting to the point where if you see one more puddle of someone else’s sweat you are going to scream. Well, welcome to the real world. It’s not always easy, clean or fun. It is though, well worth it. Have you noticed what your clean eating has been doing for you? Have you noticed that the composition of your body is starting to change? If so, rock on! You are working it and making it happen. If not, it’s time to reevaluate what you really want.

I didn’t make any resolutions for myself—I know me and it’s too much pressure on my already overloaded brain (lol…). I did however have goals in mind for myself and things that I still want to achieve this year. I’ve been pushing myself in the gym, and pushing myself to make my training business the place I want it to be. I’m still determined to make it happen, but it has had its ups and downs. Does that mean I’m quitting and/or giving up—not a chance!

The key in all this is patience…and not losing faith—in yourself or your abilities. You didn’t get this way overnight and you won’t fix it overnight. Invest the time and effort in yourself that you resolved to. The race has just started…the finish may not be as close as you’d like, but it’s there. If you’re struggling, find some tools to help you work through it. Find a workout partner—there has to be at least one or two people in your circle that wants to do something good for themselves as you do. Invest in some personal training sessions and see the proper way to get your work done. If the gym crowd scares you, there are many ways to work out in your own home. A few simple and inexpensive purchases can get you the equipment you need to do it all in the comfort of your home. An on-line training plan can then give you the ‘guide’ you need to make it all happen. The possibilities are endless.

Now, stop with all the BS excuses of why you can’t work out. Stop letting yourself down because you think you can’t do it. While I whole-heartedly believe that you should do this first and foremost for yourself, I will shame you by saying, do it for the other people in your life that love and care about you. They worry for you and your future. They want you around to enjoy life as it should be enjoyed. Nothing is life is free or easy, but some of it is attainable, and this is one of those things.

Now, how bad do you want it?