June 2, 2012
To make it happen, you have to want it to happen… there is no way around that. If you have a goal and you are focused you will succeed.
The problem is that there are so many people that want things to happen for them… or wish there was an easier way, a way to cut corners or a “magical” twitch of the nose that will make the goal that they want to achieve complete. It takes time to do things, it takes time to learn things and you have to suffer, struggle and fail in order to succeed. It is not logical to think that just because you want something so bad it is going to happen quickly, but it you want it bad enough and are willing to make sacrifices to get to your goal than you will make it happen.
It is so common to hear the words “oh, I could never do that” when I talk to someone about how I have changed my lifestyle. Like the thought of never eating pasta again is just totally foreign to them. I also think they feel like I have put myself in a bubble and never enjoy the things in life that I have previously enjoyed. I can shake my head at them and think that they are closed minded but in reality, I was there. I was the person that thought “I don’t want to give this up” or “I cant go to a party and not have a drink.” That was before I decided to commit myself to the lifestyle I have chosen, before I hit rock bottom and committed to my body and decided that getting myself in shape was more important than a beer… or a piece of pizza.
The catch… once I made that commitment and submerged myself 100% I started to see the results that I was looking for. My lifts got better… my times got faster and hell… I have been told that I look “tiny…” me… so self conscious about my body for the last 5+ years of my life… called “tiny.” This was something totally out of my reach at the beginning of 2011. But I had to do just that, commit. Give up the excuses, cold turkey, focus on my goal and get there. I dealt with the looks and “oh my gods” and “maybe she’s pregnants” from my friends… but in the end I am here, so close to my goal. I am never “too tired” to get out of bed for a workout, I make the right choices for the rest of my schedule in order to keep on my training schedule. I never miss a planned meal because I make sure to plan ahead for things, and I choose not to partake in things that I know will hinder my accomplishments. However, I also NEVER deny myself things that make me happy. I have just learned that food does not equal happiness.
Yes, I eat on a schedule… and I measure my food, I go to the gym at 5:30am, but that is what works for me. Its what I want. I wanted to get fit, I wanted to be happy with my body and I wanted to be healthy. No, it dosent work for everyone and I am not saying the whole world has to drop what they are doing, start living a paleo lifestyle and pick up CrossFit, but for crying out loud, if you are unhappy and want to make a change… MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I had to take the plunge, I had to go 6 weeks completely giving up those things that I felt I could never live without. Now, I am able to have those things in moderation… I want a beer on a Saturday I have one (just not 12)… I want to order a pizza with Hubs, we do (we just split one, and don’t order chicken tenders and french fries with it any more). Things taste better now… I know what my body can handle and I am not ashamed of the lifestyle I have chosen.
Think about it. If you are 50% committed you can only expect to see 50% of the results… respect yourself 100%... only YOU can do it.
- 20 Walking Lunges
- 15 Abmat Situps
- 10 Shoulder Dislocats
- 5 Pushups
2 Min Squat Sit
- Max Clean and Jerk
(105, 125, 135, 145)
- Worked 145 trying to clean, jerk and OH squat
- Pullups 3 X 10