I’m just like you… but I’m different

No matter what you think, I am just like you.

 

I would rather eat chocolate than chicken

There are days I don’t want to go to the gym

There are days I am pressed for time to squeeze in my training session

 

pizza

There are exercises I hate to do

There are exercises that I am not good at compared to my others

I don’t have all the answers

I wish I were leaner or stronger

I will beat myself up for eating bad

I have eaten ice cream in place of dinner

ice cream

 

There are days I would rather go out to eat than cook

There are days when I get home and my kids are already in bed

I wish I had more free time

Compare myself to other women who I think “have it all”

I don’t workout all day

I don’t live off of broccoli, chicken and rice

I want faster results

I whine about my results/workouts/being sore

There are days I want to sleep in more

 

It is not easy!!

 

But where I am different is that even though I want many things in the list above, I want to reach my goals more.

 

I am willing to:

Get up early and sacrifice sleep (on some days)

Not eat ice cream for dinner

sweet potato

Take food with me everywhere when dieting

I do the exercises I suck at and try to improve

Go to bed early and sacrifice TV or entertainment

Cook large amounts of food to save time

Give up TV to spend time with my kids

Work my ass off for what I want

Get totally out of my comfort zone to improve

Hire a coach to help me with the hard stuff

Surround myself with people smarter than me and have an open mind

 

It’s about choices. It’s about your priority for whatever you are reaching for. If you want to be a millionaire, then don’t blow your paycheck all in one weekend. If you want to be leaner, then give up your nightly ice cream. If you want to do a powerlifting meet, you’ll find a way to get all your training sessions in.   Commit to the process. Commit to your plan (you have a plan, right?).  Whichever path you choose, choose it 100%.

Miyagi: Now, ready?

Daniel: Yeah, I guess so.

Miyagi: [sighs] Daniel-san, must talk. Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later

[makes squish gesture]

Miygai: Get squish just like grape. Here, karate, same thing. Either you karate do “yes” or karate do “no.” You karate do “guess so,”

[makes squish gesture]

Miyagi: just like grape. Understand?

Daniel: Yeah, I understand.

Miyagi: Now, ready?

Daniel: Yeah, I’m ready.

 

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