“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”John bingham
You guys, I’m done. Well sort of… but I’ve completed 100 workouts in 100 days!! I’m still technically crushing this program for another month to support a friend of mine through her journey, but I could not be more proud of my determination to keep going and push through. Even though some days were hard and some workouts absolutely exhausting, I stuck to it and did the damn thing. How often when times get tough, do you quit? Throw in the towel? Or find something that’s a touch easier?
With failure also comes results, improvement, confidence and personal growth. There are few people in this world who have completed something difficult for the very first time without completely flopping at least once, if not on multiple occasions. For me, it’s laughable how many epic fails I’ve had during this challenge. Lol… What determines your grit and character though is picking yourself back up after literally falling onto your face, dusting off the dirt, blotting the bloody scratch and getting back on the cardio train!! Seriously though, that happened. I fell… On. My. Face.
My biggest accomplishment to date in completing this journey is seeing an amazing transformation within myself. Not only did my upper body become so much more sculpted, I’ve pushed mentally more than ever before. These little pockets of workout time gave me an opportunity to loose myself in a workout. I didn’t have to worry about what I was doing that day or the long list of things to complete. I didn’t have to schedule in 1.5 hours so I could drive to my local gym and I didn’t have to worry about rushing through my workout, half-assing it OR waiting to use certain equipment. It was thoughtless… and in a world where I am required to make so very many decisions every day, it was refreshing that one was taken care of for me. It’s freed up my mental capacity to deal with more important things, like making better choices in nutrition for my family (we are NOT always perfect, but it gave me more opportunity to be successful at it) and planning out activities we could all do together. Thank you Jericho!!
It’s funny because years ago I was a crazy planner! I would plan everything, vacations in unique destinations using google, researched programs, fitness trends, tried different cuisines multiple times a week. Now, I’m lucky I remember to pull something out for dinner before heading to work! Who else has been feeling overwhelmed with life? 🙋♀️ Let me guess, you’ve struggled to keep up with so much with other things that fitness has fallen by the wayside. I’m here to tell you that there is totally a way.. just look at this comparison. Right?! All I did was work out 20-30 minutes a day… anyone can do this. You can do this!
I’ve learnt that anything is possible with the right mindset, support system and accountability put in place. Without all 3 the others can easily come crashing down. Your mindset clearly has to come from within, that moment when you know that “enough is enough” and you want to make a change. The other 2 though, come from others. If you find you are struggling with one or both… I’ve got you! Whatever you need, I can be that person to make you successful. I believe that every body is beautiful and everyone deserves exactly what they want, as long as they are willing to work for it. To truly believe in yourself though takes courage and a fierceness that pushes you to do the less desirable things required achieve your goals.
I’ve shown what I’m made of. Your turn ❤