Raise your hand if this applies to you....You cry and pray to God about a goal you want. He tells you what you need to do. You set that goal and are pumped up about it. Let's use fitness for an example. You tell yourself, "I am going to tone up and get healthier. I am going to workout for a certain amount of days of week." Day 1 goes fine. You feel really great about what you did. Day 2 you are still pumped so that goes smooth as well. Third day rolls around, "Geez, do I really have to do it today." You make yourself do it even though you don't feel like it. The week continues on like that until BAM you hit a wall....life happens and it throws you off your game. Week 2 comes charging in and you say, "It won't hurt if I skip today I will just start tomorrow." Then the next day and the next day until it is a year later and you still haven't really gotten anywhere. So you cry and pray to God again and beg him to tell you what to do. He says, "I already told you what to do. Why haven't you done it?" You get quiet....and I mean really quiet. You say, "Maybe I didn't hear him right." So you say, "God please help me!" He says, "I've given you the knowledge and the tools. I'm just waiting on you to use them. You know what to do." Let me let you in on a little secret.....this motivation Monday is about me. This one was a REALLY hard one to write. It meant confessing to the world my mistakes....my flaws....my excuses. Last year I lost a large percentage of weight. One that I was proud of, but I got cocky and I got stuck where I was at. I let life get in the way.....more importantly I let EXCUSES get in the way. NOT ANYMORE! This is a declaration to you all. It is a way to make me feel accountable. From this day forward I am determined to not let excuses keep me from my God given dream of a healthy, toned me. I declare that come January 1st you will be looking at a healthier version of the girl you are talking to now. I will post a picture on that day as proof.
(As a challenge to all you readers: I challenge you to create a realistic and healthy fitness goal and stick with it. If you need an accountability partner then let us know. We would be happy to support you. Maybe we will create a tab to post updates on here so we could check in once a week. Come January 1st we will ALL check in with pictures. What do you say? Will you join me? It is not too late. You still have 3 months left in this year to work on the journey to a healthier you.)
Please enjoy the video. As I am trying to get that drill sergeant mentality that I used to have in me, I thought this video was appropriate.
"Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor