Some days it’s easy, but let me tell you, some days it’s HELLA HARD. But so is everything else worth having right? You get what you put into it and your body is a reflection of your lifestyle. If you don’t give a #$@&# about that school essay, your final paper will show it. If you cook a sloppy meal, your tastebuds will tell you. If you wash your car in 5 mins, chances are you’ll miss a few spots. Bottom line is that if you half-ass your way there, you’ll only get half the results.
There are days when you regain motivation and are determined to reach your goals. On those days, it may be easy to make healthy meal choices and push yourself hard during your workout. But what about those days when you don’t feel motivated at all and just wish you could eat whatever you want and stay in bed? The answer is that you gotta train yourself to be able to train without motivation. Not every day is gonna be a good day and if we only did work on the days where we felt like it, nothing would get done. The truth is, time will pass by no matter if you do anything or not, so you better make good use of your time. It’s the one thing we will never get back.
There are times when I’m tired of meal prepping, when I just want to eat a whole cake and when I don’t want to move my body at all. There are days when I’m sick of everyone else around me bashing this whole ‘healthy’ thing and telling me things like, “Aren’t you not supposed to be eating that?” “Does that even taste good?” “You’re crazy for working out so much.” But then I realize that I’ve put my happiness in the hands of others, when I am the one who should take responsibility for my own well-being. And I remember that I’m not restricting or depriving myself of anything. I choose to live this healthy lifestyle because it brings me joy. I enjoy feeling energized and strong. I enjoy reaching new levels of fitness and doing things I never thought my body could do. Time and time again, it’s really all about having a healthy mindset. When I catch negative thoughts creeping into my mind, I pick myself up again and remind myself of why I am doing this in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, when I said some days are HELLA HARD. They really are. Certain things get easier as habits form. But, after you’ve defeated the smaller demons, that’s when the bigger ones start to attack. That’s also why you need to surround yourself with people heading in the same direction and fighting similar battles. Surround yourself with people who believe for you, when you don’t believe in yourself. The key is to not give up, even when everything in our mind and body is telling us to. You have to be 100% committed. And that means pushing through even when it’s tough. I’m in it with you. I have struggles too. But if I ever meet a dip in my path, I know that I can reset, refocus and always get back on track. And so can you.