There are some days when I don’t want to work out, I don’t want to eat smart, I don’t want to be in the office and I don’t want to leave my comfort zone.
Some days I don’t want to spend hours at the gym or hours on the road training for a race. I want to be naturally fit and thin just like those “lucky people” who can have a chocolate mocha for breakfast, eat Chinese food for lunch and go out to dinner. Why do I have to work so hard to be in shape? Why do I have to make exercise a part of my life?
Some days I don’t want to have steamed rice and veggies for dinner, I want to have french fries with lots of ketchup. I don’t want to have to worry about what veggies, fruits and proteins I am eating today. I want to be able to go with the flow and eat whatever cravings I have.
Some days I don’t want to pick up the phone at work or participate in a meeting. Why can’t I be just like those other people who sit back and listen, take notes and are praised for their attendance. Why am I so focused on problem solving and being held responsible. I want to check in and check out.
Some days are just a little harder than others. Some days you have to give a little extra. Those “some days” are the days that can make a difference. When you just don’t want to, you have to. Those days can make you stronger. They feel the best after you completed that extra running loop or did that extra set or stayed a little longer at the office.
I don’t have to work out, I don’t have to eat healthy and I don’t have to be so career focused. But I choose to be. It is who I am. It makes me, me!
I choose to work out to be stronger, to wear leggings, to be challenged, and to sweat. It feels good and I love it.
I choose to eat smart to live longer, to feel good, to be stronger and to workout harder. It is a challenge but I love it.
I am passionate about my career because I want to learn more, make a good living, make a difference and be memorable. Sometimes I invest too much but I love it.
The things you do when you absolutely don’t want to do them matter the most.
Try waking up before the sun to go for a run.
Try running one more mile or 2 more minutes.
Try eating a lettuce wrap instead of a hamburger.
Try cutting out soda from your diet.
Try cold calling a client or prospect.
Try being the first one to respond to a question.
You might be pleasantly surprised at how your routines and habits change. And for the better!
I workout, I eat right and I take pride in my work so I can live a long, healthy and exciting life with this man!
Choose to be good!