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Homework or Extra-Curricular?

Welcome to my Friday night!  It's 7 o'clock (on the dot. I'm in my drop top cruisin the streets... Anyone else have that song pop into their heads every time they hear/see/think 7 o'clock???)

Usher Nice and Slow
I admit...this really has nothing to do with this post.  But I saw the quote and I couldn't help but share it!
Anywho - back on topic.  It's here and I just got out of the shower after finishing my second double day in Focus T25 Beta round!  I feel absolutely incredible and I am so glad I chose to do this program; I am a huge fan of Shaun T and T25 is absolutely no exception to the rule.  While 530 on a Friday night may not seem like the most normal time for a workout, that is what worked for my schedule today so I went with it!

Focus T25 Double Day

Over the last year I have done a lot of thinking about what got me to 249 pounds; it's only natural to reflect on your past as you start and progress on a new journey and I have definitely done a lot of it.  I think a lot of my past struggles were simply with dedication. 

I would tell myself that today was the day - I was going to change - I would eat better - I would workout - I would be different - I had to lose weight - I wanted to fit into smaller clothes - and the list goes on, and on and on.  Every couple months I would get ready, get set, but not go.  I would stick to something for a day, maybe two, and then give up.  I had no dedication, no determination and I didn't actually believe I could do it!

Convince Your Mind

I have changed how I look at it: it's not something that I am telling myself I have to do.  It's something I want to do - I think that has made all the difference in the world.  In my mind it's a lot like getting up at 5 am for work vs getting up at 5 am to catch a plane to Paris.  Which would I be more willing to do?  Obviously the flight to Paris!  I would be jumping out of bed at 430 because I'd be so flippin excited!  For work?  I'd push the snooze button once, twice, maybe three times and then rush to get ready in time.  

So what's the difference?  The fact that I have to go to work but I want to go to Paris.  By thinking of my health and fitness not as a homework assignment but as an extra-curricular activity it has become FUN in a way that I never thought it could be.  I love my workouts and I love the results I've been getting!

I am so grateful that I found the Beachbody family because not only am I enjoying everything, I have people with whom I can enjoy it!!  I have people cheering me on, supporting my progress and helping me when I stumble (which, of course, we all do sometimes!)

Do you have fun with your workouts or are they a chore?  Have you noticed a difference in your motivation when you're doing a workout you love vs one you're not so sure of?  Have you still not found the one you love?  If you're looking for more motivation and support, let me know!  I have enjoyed every minute of being a part of challenge groups and having the support of fellow coaches and challengers - I would love to offer you the same support and encouragement!

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