Sunday, July 24, 2011

Don't give up!


Early this morning I got up & got ready to go workout with a group in Perry where my brother & sister-in-law are leading a group. Jace got to stay with his Grams & Gramps here in Perkins & momma got to go get her cross training in for the day. We all met at the football field bright & early. Miss Alivia (my almost 4 month old niece) sat in her carrier with her sweet little dress on & watched us sweat. It was a great morning! The best part about getting to go was seeing the other ladies get out of their comfort zones & push through the workout. I was inspired to see it!

During one specific exercise one of the ladies mentioned she did more reps throughout the 30 seconds today than she did last week. What an accomplishment! She is putting forth the effort & step by step she is making progress. This is such a great reminder! Last week might have been brutal but this week was just somewhat brutal. I think this represents what it takes to reach a goal. 

First thing we do is set our goal & we should set them high. Don't underestimate yourself & don't rush yourself either. It is a daily process. I say it time & time again as my friend Keith Kochner says, "You aren't big steps from anything, only small shifts from everything." Today I saw 3 ladies make another small shift. Is it hard? Absolutely! If you will just make yourself get out there the rest will follow. The main thing is to take that initial step. That is the hardest. Consistency is key but you must begin before you can be consistent. 

It doesn't matter whether your goal is to lose 10, 50, or 100 pounds or you are stepping foot on the pavement to train for your first race.... it is a process. Fight through the beginning & stay strong. It is well worth the work. Don't be discouraged by how many push-ups you can do or how many reps you get in your ab workout. Be encouraged by the fact you did push-ups & an ab workout today. You are a champion for making that small shift today! 

To go read about Sunday workouts in Perry click here!

I believe in you!

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  1. It was so much fun having you there to sweat alongside us this morning! It was a great workout and it felt good to be surrounded by people who are going for their fitness goals too! The hard work is definitely worth it, even if it pushes me past my comfort zone...a place I need to be less comfortable with anyway!

  2. Hey...Thanks for the reminder that starting and showing up is part of the goal. I tend to forget that because I don't see much progress. But the fact that I am up at 6:30 am on a Sunday to give God my best to make my body fit is progress. Thanks for joining us.

  3. Thank you both!! I enjoyed being there & will be cheering you on from afar! :)