I’m getting in the best fucking shape of my life. Why? Because I can, I’ve had the ability to do so for so long, but I’ve settled for mediocrity… but, no more. I don’t want to ever wonder, “what if?” I’m gonna just do it. I’m motivated to be a healthier, stronger me…. and because we are the generation of sharing, let me tell you all about it.
I think the hardest part of living a more active lifestyle and getting in the shape of one’s dreams is commitment. We start… and we do well for a week or two, maybe a month, but then we work extra hours, take on that big stressful project and find reasons to “take the day off” and then we end up never coming back to it. Or worse, we cringe at the thought of the pain we must endure to get our desired results. What if you took all the energy you use to think of excuses not to work hard, the excuses you use to avoid the pain, the excuses you use about your limited time and instead focused all that energy on what you have to gain by working your hardest to get it done… no matter what. What if?
You have unlimited potential. Don’t you want to see all the things you are capable of. Fitness is just one avenue of life, but for me, the more I commit myself to fitness, the harder I find myself pushing in other areas of my life. The discipline of a fitness routine can push you to be disciplined in other areas of your life. And when you’ve been on a treadmill for 30 minutes and you feel like you can’t go on, but you have 3 miles left… and you push yourself, you say, “fuck you inner lazy person! I can do this! It may suck right now, but I can endure the next 3 miles and I’ll be stronger for it and because I tried my best, I feel better about myself.” You can carry that attitude to other areas of your life. You can do anything…. plus I love you!
I’m already about 3 weeks into my venture. Here’s what I’ve been doing thus far!
I divide my days into A days and B days… This is what I do on A days
1/2 CUP OF OATMEAL
RUN: 6 MILES
Post workout shake
1/4 cup of oatmeal
1 handful of mixed frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, pineapple, etc)
1 handful of spinach
2 scoops of protein powder
Tell me about your workout….