It’s important to have aspirations in life. Goals that stretch you to do more, be more, have more provide you with both challenges and opportunities. The challenges make you stronger and smarter and amongst the many opportunities that pop up, most important are the opportunities to manifest your dreams and to discover more about yourself in the process.
As summer was ending last year, I was in the best shape of my life. My stamina was high, I was flexible, I felt great. Then I moved and my routine didn’t just change–it flat-lined. I’ve been exercising here and there but not as often as I like to. For me working out is so really enjoyable…when you’re already fit. :-/ There’s such a difference between pushing yourself harder and just trying to keep pace.
I attempted suicides with my fifteen year old brother today. We were supposed to do two rounds. He quit before the first ended and I stopped after completing the first. The verdict: I need to get back in shape.
Am I alone?
Didn’t think so. I’m proposing a thirty day do-something-everyday fitness challenge to help everyone who’s fallen off get back on course. By the end of 30 days, that “I have to move” feeling should be well and active. Sometimes, we all need a little accountability, so if you’d like to join me, let me know. Shoot me a message here letting me know what you’re committing to. Me? Forty-five minutes of daily activity. You don’t necessarily need a gym or equipment., although it’s helpful. Ã‚Â It’s almost spring, the weather’s not so bad, and there’s always lots you can do indoors.
I’m starting Sunday, the 21st (equinox!).Ã‚Â Perhaps you’ll join me. 🙂
Recently, I decided I needed to do something I don’t do often enough: push myself. So…I ordered P90X.
I’ve come to learn that overcoming physical challenges motivates me the most. Not just in my workouts, but in life, I don’t move too far out of the comfort zone. I’m timid when it comes to some things I really want and committing myself has been a longstanding problem. It’s critical that I move from “I wish” or “maybe I can” to “I will” and “I know I can”. Because I get a great boost in all-around confidence from reaching physical goals, I figured this would be a pretty good one to have.
The Beachbody tag line is wholly applicable to all areas of life: Decide. Commit. Succeed.
What can you start doing now to push yourself out of your comfort zone and closer to your goals?
“No man is happy without a goal, and no man can be happy without faith in his own ability to reach that goal.”
– L. Ron Hubbard
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
– Beverly Sills