What Propels You?
It’s 5 AM. I’m up, in workout clothes and ready to tackle another day. Could I have slept another hour? Absolutely! Which is more worth it – an extra hour of sleep or an hour of exercise? I’ll take the exercise. Several years ago, I would have hit the snooze button and wasted the hour away.
Today, I know different. I know the consequences to each action. I’ll have more energy, be more focused, make better choices, be kinder to myself, and dream bigger dreams if I take that one tiny action each and every day – get moving and ditch the excuses.
What propels me to stick with exercise? It’s the confidence I’ve gained in myself over the past few years after dropping the extra weight. It’s challenging myself with each next goal – half-marathon, marathon, ultra-marathon and realizing at each finish line that yes, truly anything is possible if you have a goal and work hard. The mental challenge of pushing beyond what you think is imaginable is rewarding in a way difficult to put in words.
What propels me to make healthy eating choices? It comes from the energy gained from fueling my body with healthy, whole foods. It’s the clarity in my mind. It’s the feeling at the end of the day when you know you treated yourself kindly.
Eight years ago, I decided enough was enough. It was time to stop making excuses and start holding myself accountable for my life and actions. It was time to learn how to eat healthy, learn to love exercise and live my life to the fullest.
I took count of what I was eating and learned what I should have been eating. I started incorporating small, easy changes. Pretty soon, it was my way of life. Bags of chips and cookies no longer called my name but fruits and vegetables did. I started to incorporate daily exercise. Slowly, it became a routine and eventually it became a love when I found my way to long distance running.
This is the time of year where people may find themselves falling back into old habits with food and exercise. New Years resolutions may be forgotten. Daily stress may take over and lead to bad decisions, out of habit. Take the time to think about what is important in your life. Are you doing what you can to achieve it? Are you propelling yourself forward in life? Have you stopped the excuses?
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