This one is from Charmaine – Vancouver Hit
Since I’ve been a 30 Minute Hit owner the pitfalls of instant gratification in our society have become very apparent to me. Even I have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the journey. Goals are necessary for clarity, but there is a transformation along the way that should be appreciated as well.
Many times I am asked how I got such toned arms, what do I do to keep my stomach flat, etc. This is a result of 20 years of a fitness lifestyle! A lot of push-ups, planks, whatever along the way. “Oh, those are too hard!” is the response I get. Really… so that’s it??? I didn’t pop out of my mother’s womb being able to do all those things -especially push-ups- like it was no big thing! They were hard for me too!!! … ;0))))
When did difficult translate to don’t even try? If it took several years to get out of shape, EXPECT that it’s going to take time to get back into it and start seeing results. Hard is GOOD, if something comes too easily it doesn’t usually stick, i.e. fad diets anyone?
If you walk through the doors with the mindset that this workout or a particular station or task is hard, you are setting yourself up for a struggle. Try looking at it a different way. YOU DID IT!!! It is a hard workout and you DID it!! Can’t do push-ups? Fine, start with one. When you feel comfortable with one, add another. Look at that! YOU DID IT! Be proud of the steps you are taking towards improving your health. The icing on the cake is that the mental and physical transformation will benefit every aspect of your life.
I used to dislike challenges. But then I started rewarding myself for my accomplishments along the way. Now it has turned into an annual event where I do something that scares me… but my mind is already on the reward…
There are two things I feel are important on your journey to reaching your goals. One is to be proud of yourself for taking every step along the way! The other is to believe that you are stronger than you think you are. I KNOW you are, you will too if you just keep going.