Hey GOOOOOOOD morning ya’ll! It’s UNSEXY TUESDAY time! I wanna talk about patience today.
We often get caught up in things not happening fast enough…..at least I know I have.
But, since I started coaching, I’ve really been able to just focus on the bigger picture. I may take steps back in my health & fitness journey BUT since this is my life….this is my lifestyle now….I always have hope and the inspiration that I WILL get there. Maybe not tomorrow….but I WILL get there. I remember that I didn’t gain the weight overnight….therefore it won’t come off overnight. Does it mean I’m ALWAYS patient? No. I’d be lying if I said I was. AND, practicing patience is definitely one of those unsexy things you have to do in the name of losing weight and getting in better shape. But, for me and what I try to impress to my clients is that it’s freeing when you know what you’re doing isn’t a fad or the latest greatest quick fix. And, that for every time you fall, you can ALWAYS get back up again.
So, I’m not really even sure what my “THERE” is. I just know I’m never really done ~ but there WILL come a day where I look back over all the blood, sweat and tears and say, I DID IT. There WILL come a day where I don’t fall as often….or maybe I will just fall differently. But, I accept the fact that I will fall from time to time. But, I will also get back up….and practice more patience again.
And, on that note, I’m super excited about my results from Country Heat even in my first week!!
I’m down 3.6 lbs. and over 3 inches!
And, most importantly, I’m feeling so good again! It’s crazy how fast proper nutrition can turn things around! I’d been hitting my workouts but my nutrition was just not on point and I was feeling blah and tired and lazy and unmotivated and had some serious brain fog going on. Enter in Shakeology every day again, clean eating, and more water than I’d been drinking and within a week, I’m feeling so good! Ha, it’s a good reminder to just stay on track when you realize how yucky NOT being on track makes you feel.
So, yes, I WAS hitting my workouts ~ if you have followed me for a while, you know working out isn’t where I struggle. Granted, I don’t ALWAYS want to work out ~ even I have to sometimes talk myself into it ~ especially when life gets really busy. BUT, it just comes easier for me….for sure easier than sticking to my nutrition goals lol! I will say, however, that Country Heat has me seriously EXCITED to work out. Like I love to work out and all BUT to literally be excited and anxious for the next workout?!? YUP, that’s what Country Heat is doing for me! There’s just something about dancing. And, I’m not even a dancer. I’m not the most coordinated. I struggle to get many of the moves. But, I just tell myself that I WILL eventually get it and even if I trip over myself, I keep moving….because that’s all that matters. And, you use your whole body without really even realizing it so I’ve had sore abs and quads and arms and have to really stop and think why. Oh, that’s right….I’m STILL working out…it just doesn’t feel like it.
Anyhoo, I think that’s the theme of this #unsexyTuesday post.
No matter how many times you stumble over yourself….no matter how many times you fall….
JUST KEEP MOVING. THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.
We will never have everything figured out. We will have setbacks. We will have days where we’re gonna eat cupcakes and drink a beer and for real if given the choice, it would ALWAYS be yoga pants. But, it’s all about balance, right? I will always believe in everything in moderation. I will have periods of time where I choose to be more strict and times where I wanna relax and enjoy life and food.
BUT, I WILL ALWAYS JUST KEEP MOVING.
Even taking a step back is still moving if you really think about it.
So, it’s OKAY! Be okay with summer being hard for you. Be okay with a bad day. Just don’t let a bad day turn into a bad week that turns into a bad month that turns into a bad year. I’ve been there. And, I’m not going back.
Here’s a few other glimpses into my week!
I LOVE my inspiration board (see below) AND I love the Beachbody Challenge Tracker App! AND, if you’re participating in a group with my lovely coach, Shalene, and I in September, THIS is just part of what you will see! Your progress as you go! There’s just something so motivating about this! To look back over your week and see that you did everything you were supposed to do! By the way, I log my rest days 😉 lol ~ just to say I was still following the program!
And, my 30-day inspiration board! Something inspiring and motivating for each day as I go!
(B helped me with this and thought it was pretty fun 🙂 )
And, the bloat disappearing! YAY!
And, since I mentioned CUPCAKES, here’s your bonus for the day. These would TOTALLY be a guilty pleasure and if anyone wants to make me some in oh……15 more days or so…..you would have a friend in me for life lol. One of my good friends who I used to work at the school with would bring this coconut cake from Sam’s for a treat for us every once in a while that was TO. DIE. FOR. It was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. These reminded me of that cake. (You can click on the image for the Pin for the recipe! btw if ya’ll haven’t noticed before, I try to add links to most all images I include in my posts to take you where you need to go 🙂 ) Please do the world a favor and share this post lol.
Hope you’re out there busy doing the unsexy things you need to do in order to achieve all the things you know you want!