I am so happy that it’s Monday! I actually can’t wait to pat myself on the back this week. I totally look forward to Mondays now. It is so fun to look forward to sharing great things that happened to me the week before. Self Love Monday has really changed my perspective on getting ready for a new week. I hope it has done the same thing for some of you all. As you all know I am trying to get myself together health wise over here. Some days I find myself questioning how serious I am about this. Cause it seems so much easier to just sit on my behind. But I know there are so many benefits. But MAN…..when you have a trainer whether it’s in the gym or during a video kicking your butt sometimes you want to take the easy way out and just leave or turn it off. I had a particularly hard time one day last week. I had decided to do this 20 minute dance exercise video. I’m thinking 20 minutes will not kill me. I was so freaking wrong! Especially with who the trainer is her name is JJ Dancer. I have never done her workout before. I thought it would be like any other dance video. When I tell you that woman kicked my butt it is an understatement. I was really close to just giving up. However I thought about my ultimate goal which is to be healthy. So I really wanted to finish this video. Yes I took a bunch of breaks and drunk a ton of water but I didn’t let JJ Dancer kick my butt. I didn’t give up. I refused to give up. I am going to keep going and I will not let my brain talk me into giving up. I finished that video and I felt amazing. I would’ve been so disappointed in myself if I would have given up. So this Self Love Monday I am patting myself on the back for not giving up.
I share my story to say this. Sometimes things are going to get tough. The thing is you have to figure out how you are going to handle the tough moments. You can either give up or push yourself through. Don’t let your challenges knock you down. You have to push yourself to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve. Then when you have done all you can and you can’t give anymore that’s when you say I can’t do anymore and move on to the next thing. But remember it’s not giving up it’s coming up with a new plan. That’s all it is.
Remember Self Love Monday is for you too. Please feel free to share your wins as well.