Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Challenge...Can You, Will You?

So, I undertook a challenge. It wasn’t something I set out to do, but it was presented to me and I took it. You all know I work out -- I love it, I’ve done well with it, and I now really try and help others achieve their goals as I have mine. Like most people, even though I do my thing and get my work done, I sometimes find myself in a rut. I’ve been maintaining, but have been getting a little bored with the program and thus maybe not giving it my usual 100%. I’ve gotten to the point where “the trainer needs a trainer”. I can write programs for my clients with no problem, I can guide them, advise them, listen to them, but when it comes to myself, well, I guess it was time for someone to do the same for me. I just wanted to be told what to do for a while (how scary is that?!). Now, once again, the power of Social Media comes through. Another fellow fitness fiend/friend that I've been talking to listened to my tale of woe and offered to write up a new program for me. Yikes! What have I gotten myself into?! I haven’t worked this hard in a long time, but after having successfully knocked out week one, I have to say I feel amazing. The feeling that I had in the back in the beginning, and that same feeling that led me to pursue this, is coming back full strength. Mind you, I never lost it, but I may have gotten a little ‘weak’. I’m now being pushed and being held accountable. I’m liking this new challenge, and don’t want to let this person down. Just as important though, I refuse to let myself down. I’m AM going to do this. Despite the fact that it’s making my already chaotic schedule even moreso, as I said, I survived week one, and will continue to survive the oncoming ones as well. In the end, I’ll be better for it—not only physically, but mentally as well. Sometimes, the mental strength far outweighs the physical. I look forward to it. I’m working my tail off, but I haven’t felt like this in a while. I can’t wait to see the results.

So, are you up for some fun? Challenge yourself and come join me. Do you dare, can you ‘handle’ it?!


Blasé said...

I could not have said it better, myself!

On a limb with Claudia said...

Great job, Linda. Who wrote your program? I bet you're having a great time. We did a fitness challenge in January - man I worked hard and had a great time.