Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Push It!

sweaty pic! today after an interval run in the drizzly weather!  FELT SO GOOD.
I think one of the coolest things about fitness is that you can PUSH YOURSELF further than you ever thought possible.  
You can go beyond your limits and continue to amaze yourself every day!  -Move It Momma
During my interval run today when I reached the "zone", I felt limitless.  Almost like I could do anything. I looked down at my watch and it said I was sustaining a 8:50 pace!  What?  Now that wasn't for a long time, but still...that's huge for me!  
Those little goals that I set for myself are meant to be crushed.  I hope you see that yours can be reached and exceeded too?  When you're at the beginning of a weight loss/fitness journey, the road always seems long and it's so hard to imagine what life will be like when you've reached those goals, but TRY.   Set small goals that are within reach before you lose focus.  
I always revert back to the happiest moments in my journey- When I stepped on the scale after 9 months of hard work, many years ago and I saw a drop of 78lbs, I thought NO WAY!  Look what I did, by myself!  It was all worth it.  My husband and his weight loss of 100lbs., he tries to imagine what life used to be like, but he knows he never looks back and continues down the path of success and healthy living.  When we both crossed that finish line of the half marathon last year, it was so much more than a finish line.  It was getting rid of doubt, no more saying we can't, because we DID and the hard work and dedication was proof.  Looking back, there were so many times in my life that I said "I can't" but all it took was pushing myself and I did the impossible by turning my life around from a junk food junkie to a advocate for healthy living!

When you look at your fitness and weight loss goals, do you feel like they are far out of reach?  Like even if you pushed yourself, they'd never be attainable?  If the answer is yes, then you better re evaluate your goals and what you want out of life right now.  You can be so much more than you are giving yourself credit for.  

Today I challenge you to push yourself further than you've ever pushed before.  
Maybe then you'll break that barrier of self-doubt.  If weight loss isn't your goal, pushing yourself works will all things related to health and fitness.  
Push yourself to get to the gym 3 days a week instead of 1.  
Push yourself to take the stairs at the office.  
Push yourself to remove soft drinks and junk food from your home.  
Push yourself to sign up for that 5K or marathon that you've always dreamed of completing.  
Push your family to be active together throughout the week and on weekends!
Change will take work and you must push yourself HARD but it's all worth it.  
Nobody ever regretted reaching a goal so whatcha waiting for?

Last night, as my husband and I were watching our favorite show, Biggest Loser we realized that many, if not all of the contestants have never believed in themselves for anything.  They've floated through life, not really living it at all.  And I may be wrong but when they are being pushed by those trainers, they find a new way of life.  It was such a great moment when Alex(sp?) started to cry with her huge weight loss for the week.  She said she was finally worth it.  No, she was always worth it, it just took her being pushed to finally see what others saw all along.

We are all worth it.  
We deserve to be the best we can be.  For ourselves and our family too.
So get out there and PUSH YOURSELF and know that I'm behind you 110% today and every day.

How will you PUSH YOURSELF?


Penny said...

Love reading this today. I tend to revert back to my old way of thinking to that i'm not worthy of the skinny life. Thank you for sharing a reminding me I am worthy to be skinny. The winter months seem to get to me by jan. I've keep my running up but my cross trainins has been going so well, that is what i am trying to get back into and it is hard work. Thanks for sharing.

christina said...

I needed to read your post today - it was like you were talking to me! I have been struggling lately, putting EVERYTHING else first and at the end of the day I have NOTHING for me. I have set tons of goals - hell Im signed up for a tough mudder in June - but getting to those goals have been wishy washy at best. Its gorgeous here in Maryland today - going to get outside for a run and rethink a few things.

Anonymous said...

You and Brandon have done such an amazing job! Don't ever let anyone tell y'all different :) I'm so proud of you both!!!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

What a great post. SO true. I love finding that sweet spot where I realize I can push harder, I can run faster I can go just a little farther.

Hollie said...

I'm starting back at the C25K tomorrow! I'm ready to push myself out of my comfort zone again and sign up for another 5k. I loved this week's biggest loser!

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