“One has to move from one’s comfort zone to challenge oneself.”Dulquer Salmaan
I started out with Beachbody one month ago as a skeptic and completely on a whim of desperation. I’ve always been into fitness and work out consistently, but the thought of video workouts motivating me just didn’t seem like something I could get into and enjoy. So why did I do it? The push for me was that I was bored of my programs, bored of the same style of routines and the lengthy amount of time I was spending doing them. I wanted quick and dirty. Something to push me hard for a short amount of time, but that would still leave me feeling great all day.
So I made a choice… what do I have to loose?! Maybe this was just the push that would get me out of my routine funk and give me the ability to open my eyes to other options. Most of us go through life using the same old motions without challenge, openness to new ideas and opportunities. This was not what I wanted anymore. I wanted change and instead of slowly transitioning, I jumped in with both feet. Not only did I sign up with a new program and this specific challenge in mind, I decided to do so as a coach, a mentor, a support system to others looking for accountability and the extra push they may need.
I’ve been planning and prepping for this new program for the past 3 1/2 weeks at it’s hard to believe it’s finally here. I started with a 3 week prep calendar doing a rotation of different workouts from different programs, all of which are incorporated into this Morning Meltdown 100 day Challenge. It’s amazingly fresh and definitely will keep me on my toes as I’m never able to get used to the workouts, each one being uniquely designed. I plan on checking in weekly with updates on the physical, mental and spiritual changes I see.
I was soooo excited this this day to start. The countdown has felt incredibly long and i was anxious to get going. I was not let down. This program started out with a bang!
After a full week of completing these workouts, I have to say that I feel amazing. Tired, but amazing. My focus has been on consistency, so at 5:30 every morning, I have been up to complete, login and track my workouts. The most amazing part is seeing other people kill a workout with you!
It takes time to build a new habit. A few weeks to get accustomed to something perhaps, but a few months to really integrate it into your lifestyle and make it part of your life long journey.
I cannot believe that I have just completed 3 full weeks of working out daily!! Seriously, such a big accomplishment for me… I have never been more proud of myself! But you know what? It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Staying consistent really meant challenging myself and making my workouts priority #1 as soon as I woke up.
It is hard to believe that I am over a quarter of the way through my 100 day program. Only 62 days left. Wow. I’m going to get a real and vulnerable with you today… because it has been a tough week for me, I struggled with my inner mean girl.
To keep my eye on the prize during the first 1/3 of this program, I’ve needed to focus on my WHY. Why am I doing this? Why is it so important to me to complete this program?
Clarity and focus is what I’m feeling right this minute. I’ve never enjoyed a program so much before, this is totally new territory for me. I love it.
Seriously though you guys… this quote made me laugh so hard I cried. However, after I thought about this and ALL the feedback and compliments I’ve been getting on my body transformation, I thought it was rather fitting.
Last weekend I went away to a yoga retreat with my soul sista. Do you have one of those? Everyone needs that one friend that they can escape with… one that goes with the flow, loves to try something new and will support you in your goals and passions.
I’ve been loosing focus lately. Not for lack of trying, but I’ve got so much on my plate and so many things I want to accomplish
So, I am now sitting here with one more month of my program to complete. I can’t believe it has gone by this fast and has been this easy to stay consistent with.
Less than 25 to go!! And boy does it feel even more amazing than I thought it would! This week has been all about being patient with myself, my family, career and my life in general.
Focus. Commitment. Discipline. Planning. Support. There is no way I would have been able to get this far into my program without the support of my loved ones.
This week though. In combination with a busy work schedule, being on my on with my daughter and not sleeping well at night, I’ve been dragging my ass.
You guys, I’m done. Well sort of… but I’ve completed 100 workouts in 100 days!!