Having to start all over after an extended illness or after falling off the wagon… Is one of the hardest things to do. Not only has the fitness level dropped way off making those work outs really hard again and the loss of endurance and muscle really sucks. …but also the habit of getting up in the morning and having a set routine and keeping up with the program has all disappeared and it takes a lot of work to get that back again. it is darn hard to implement new habits!! It seems that habits are easy to lose and very hard to build…
Since being sick for a month, I’ve lost a lot of my cardio endurance and strength… Yesterday, I made the decision to start doing a yoga and Pilates combination program to maintain strength and flexibility as I heal… Day one of Program is complete ✅.. it was actually a very difficult workout for me today, but I feel accomplished since I was able to do the entire thing… Not without some sweat though😊 It feels great to be back at it… But now to maintain this habit for at least 21 to 30 days so that I can get it back again…!
I remember those days when I only did things when I felt like doing them. It really didn’t do me any good since I was 40 pounds overweight and miserable. Learning self-discipline has been the key to success in all areas of my life. Self-discipline is doing things because you know you need to even if you really don’t want to. This morning, I really didn’t feel like getting out of bed at 430 am, but I pushed myself downstairs to get it done and definitely no regrets!
Getting those morning workouts and superfood in every day definitely sets the positive and energizing tone for the day and I love how it feels! The bonus is that it also moves me closer to my goals at the same time👍
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Often times we get caught up in worrying about what other people think, making other people happy, satisfying others, all of which we think will ultimately make us happy, when in reality… We aren’t doing anything that WE want at all.
We are simply holding our own life hostage, while we begin to live our life for other people, and not for us. We often fall onto other peoples accomplishments, and other peoples lives in general as to what we should be doing, we begin to live our lives trying to match what others are doing… Whether it be buying a house, getting a nice vehicle, having a baby, getting married, going on a trip, being ultra fit as a runner, body builder… Any of those things, it’s very easy to start to want another persons life, another persons timeline.
Sometimes we say to ourselves “I need to do this” … “I should be doing that”, as we see the happiness on social media or down the street, sometimes we start to believe that the life we imagined we would have seems to be being lived by someone else, and it’s easy to fall into jealousy.
What to do about this?
The only answer I can give you, is once we stop trying to live someone else’s life and start living our own… It opens so many doors to life that we never even knew existed. The most important thing is NOT to make other people proud, to do what you think others want, or trying to compete with a fancy car, a baby or a bikini body. Discussing this reminds me of a quote “Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 10”.
We all get started at different times, find our passions at different times, meet the person of our dreams at different times. The time spent not with that person, or with those moments isn’t wasted time, it’s time to grow, time to live and most importantly it’s time to make yourself proud of guess who… YOURSELF!
Why is it important to be proud of yourself?
Once we begin to be proud of who we are, it changes everything. We stop looking for other peoples lives to mimick, and simply live our own. I know we all struggle with this, but the best thing you can do, is begin to live your life. It doesn’t matter who is proud of you, once you are proud of yourself… It begins. Life begins.
What is the definition of self-discipline? It’s making yourself do something that you need to do even though you really do NOT want to.
After going non-stop like a maniac 18 hours a day all week, I was definitely not feeling much ‘get up and go’ at all. I laid in bed for as long as possible, hitting the snooze button several times, then finally when I started to hear the 2-year old stirring, I realized that if I didn’t kick my butt out of bed now, that I would have zero chance to do my workout!! This was enough to get me moving!
This sweet little 2-year old grandson that I have with me full-time is very busy and determined to keep me busy with all his requests all day…LOL. Grandma taking an hour to work out would just not go over well! He is in that fun phase now. Lol😊
I am happy to say that despite my fatigue and zero motivation, I got the whole 52 minutes of exercise in this morning… it was not perfect and I could not keep up with every push-up they did, but I can say with satisfaction that it is DONE!
Speaking of Self-discipline, it makes us stronger in more ways than just physically…
Self-discipline is an essential skill pretty much for every area of our life!! It is likely one of the most important and helpful skills everyone needs! My experience is, though most people agree that it is an important skill, very few people actually do something to strengthen it!
Remember something… self-discipline does not mean being rough towards yourself, or living in a limited way. What self discipline really means is to have self control, which is an indication of inner strength and control of yourself, your actions, and your reactions.
Self discipline gives you the power to stick to your decisions and follow them through, without changing your mind, and is therefore, one of the important requirements for achieving goals.
The possession of self-discipline enables you to persevere with your decisions and plans until you accomplish them. It shows as inner strength, helping you to overcome addictions, past emotional crisis such as abuse, procrastination and laziness, and to follow through with whatever you do.
Over the last couple of years I’ve come to see self-discipline as an invisible magic. You can’t see, taste, or smell it, but its effects are massive. Self-discipline can transform fat into fit, flabby into muscular, ignorance into expertise, poor into rich, and miserable into happy! It’s the hidden part of you that others just don’t see when they see your ‘genius’.
Self-discipline has made me happier; it give me the sense of real achievement that is earned through sustained focus and small successes along the way. I have learned that if you really want to succeed at anything, then achieving some degree of self-discipline is essential!!
So, what about you?
Right here, right now, as you’re reading this, you may be at a crossroads in your life. You can stick to your old habits and patterns, knowing deep down you’re not living nearly at the level you’re capable of… Or you can use this post as a catalyst towards greatness by realizing that this does apply to you and by implementing the strategies contained in the attached download for you..
Today could be the day you start developing incredible willpower and discipline. Anyone can do this. It all starts with a decision.
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