I’m going to start with some blatant self promotion.
My next e-course, Not Your Average Holiday — Stay On Track Through the New Year, starts today.
The goal of the course is to keep you moving through the holidays.
To help you to enjoy yourself during the holidays without packing on the pounds.
And also to help you establish some healthy workout habits now, so that you enter 2014 with some sort of a routine.
It’s not too late to register. CLICK HERE! At $25 for almost 8 weeks, it’s a bargain — $3 a week. That’s like 2 cups of coffee!
Now for a little motivation and inspiration.
You never know where making the decision to get yourself in shape is going to lead you.
But I will wager large amounts of money on the fact that it will change you.
Not just physically.
A few months back I started a weekly running and walking group on Sunday mornings.
Some weeks there are quite a few people there.
Last week it was just me.
Yesterday it was me and one other woman. She took my last e course and is signed up for the next one.
In each course, I challenge everyone to sign up for “something big.”
Now something big is different for everyone.
It may be a 5K race or a triathlon or a marathon or trying a new class, like Zumba or spin or pilates.
It’s something you’ve never done before that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
So the woman I ran with yesterday isn’t really a runner.
She doesn’t have a passion for it.
But there is a 4 mile New Year’s Day race here in town that she was thinking about registering for as her “something big.”
She was really apprehensive about signing up for it.
She sent me a bunch of texts. Here was our exchange:
Are you running that January 1st race in town?
I might run the race. I drove the route yesterday. It’s lonngggg and Ironworks is scary.
I’ll run/walk the route with you. Lots of people walk up that hill.
Have you done that run when not in tip top shape?
Yep. Twice and never in tip top shape. Did it last year before lose to win started. 40 lbs. heavier than I am now. Also the year before when (Number 7) was not quite 3 months old yet.
Holy shit where do u get the guts from?
And my response to that was:
I just figure, what have I got to lose?
And that is how I approach pretty much everything these days.
What have I got to lose?
Because I know what I have gained.
A whole new life.
A whole new perspective.
A whole new respect for myself and what my imperfect body is capable of accomplishing.
And those physical accomplishments have led to so much more.
Pushing myself to my limits physically has taught me how tough I am.
It has helped me through some really, really, really tough times.
I can handle anything.
I have made it through this very tough financial time because of what I learned when I pushed myself to my physical limits.
I learned not to quit.
That I can handle it.
My house is now getting organized because I ran a marathon.
If I made it through a marathon run, I can make it through a marathon cleaning session.
I can make it through anything.
And it all started from one little, or, as it turns out, not so little, decision to get myself healthy.
All it takes is a decision.
What will your decision be?
Keep it up ladies!
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