People!!! It’s Day 1 of the best year ever!
Welcome to my journey. So one of my goals is to encourage others this year and so here it is. And thanks mom for encouraging me to write it.
If you know me I’ve been running forever and I’ve never looked at weight lifting as a goal. But I found myself in this position when the weights invited themselves into my garage. And running became a logistical issue. I think they’ve sat in there for about a year and a half before I thought that maybe I should use them. I sulked about not running ya da ya da and the weights said hello to me everyday.
The more I looked at them the more they looked like a ginormous obstacle for the Rock or some other Huge person’s type of fun. Really, not for me. I’m a runner. Well, the plot twist happened and the more I thought about how my resources were wasting away. I’ve also had this thing about decluttering. I thought so much about it and more about my trainer husband (best trainer ever). “Oh, that’s not for someone like me.” (Negative talk) I had to deal with my mind before anyone or anything could deal with me. What I believe about myself is what I will do.
The next thing was feeling a sense of responsibility towards those metal things. And then I wasn’t doing it so I thought. “ I’m so undisciplined. What a …. insert more negative talk.” That didn’t speed things up. I’ll skip all the drama to tell you that thinking about discipline doesn’t motivate. Think about time. What can I do with 30 minutes to an hour?
Discipline this discipline that. Don’t get me wrong discipline is important. Discipline is what you possess. But how do you get discipline is more important in my book to XYZ goal. (I don’t have a book, but if I did that’s the way I would start it. 😂) I’m telling myself this because all the discipline talk is good but it doesn’t show me the how. I’m all about the “how.” No one is going to do it for you (blah blah blah) but you can do think in your head first. Put one foot in front of the other.
The way I got to dead lifting 100 lbs and then more than my weight wasn’t by beating myself up about Not doing it yet. “Man, I suck. I’m so undisciplined.” Though I did get anxious with thinking about it along the journey (that’s another post). That’s negative talk. If one isn’t disciplined it’s because something isn’t happening. Start by setting a specific goal. “ I want to lift 55 lbs.” and remember this is your goal not set by anyone else. Don’t compare yourself to Dwayne Johnson or that super buff girl on Instagram. Tackle your mind and Use that as inspiration.
Well after you hit your goal. Guess what’s going to happen? That mountain? You’re going to crush it. Yes, Y O U. Because momentum is pushing you forward. Build and momentum will encourage you alone to be consistent and disciplined. So no more negative talk from With In and With Out. Get out there build and crush!
And tell the negative committee in your head (or even in reality) to sit down and SHUT UP😂 (I can’t find where I got this, but it’s the best advice I’ve received!)
Believe the right things.
the pain. Ouch
What to do with the rut and the pain. On your own. 🤔 tell it to sit down AND…. you know the rest.