Real Talk: There were a couple times last week that I checked out of life. Overwhelmed, confused, hurt, anxious, tired. You name it. I felt it. And I had to get it together. Real quick. Truthfully, I was still on track even in my madness. I taught all of my classes except for one, I did challenge loop exercises EVERY day (25 push-ups, 25 triceps, 25 sit-ups and 25 jump squats. I even did double on Friday), I kept up with at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day and got in at least 64 ounces of water every day (Thanks, Holiday Sweat Challenge!). may not have returned your text or phone call but I also didn’t return to rock bottom. And that’s a victory. As I sit here missing another class (bronchitis this time), I started thinking about what was different this time. What made the difference in me?
Digging deep. I learned how to dig deep. NOBODY makes it from the Chicago housing projects, to killing myself with food and just wanting to kill myself to this. And I’m not willing to go back. Ever.
So when you see me on the track, lifting weights and walking around the gym in with my oatmeal and green tea (sometimes I do more than one of these at once) or you see new shoes, new clothes, new products, new foods, new friends come across my feed, it’s because I’m setting myself up to or fall back. I’m surrounding myself with the tools to continue to dig deep. I know it’s in me. And it’s up to me to do the work.
It’s up to YOU to do your work. You’ve been down before. If December is usually your month to surrender, might I suggest you snatch it back? Quickly!!
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