Women’s LifeLink Founder, Kellie R. Stone
Three months into my 48th year on this planet, I realized (no, accepted) that I’m not exactly in the health and physical condition I’d like to be. In other words, I have been in denial. No, don’t focus on the elephant in the room. Just avoid it. It will go away. Uh, no. It won’t. I’m thinking it’s definitely time to do something about that. After researching and contemplating many diets and fitness programs, I chose The 21 Day Fix and my Beach Body Coach, Kayla Skaggs, to help me win back my strength and fine tune my eating plan. Well, I started yesterday. Piece of cake! Well, until I got to the push ups part of the upper body workout. I have gotten so weak that I could not even do two push ups on my toes. GRRRRRR…. I have always been strong, especially in my upper body, so this was a HUGE surprise! I regularly do wall push ups and keep up with my 10lb hand weights, but I haven’t done an actual push up in forever. Down on my knees I went to finish the duration of the exercise.
Oh, it’s on…[Tweet “See yourself as that fighter, that winner, the woman who loves life. And, take one day at a time, one goal at a time.”]
My goal for the 21 days is to be able to do 20 push ups on my toes. Lofty. Yes. But I know I can do it! I’ve done it before. Which brings me to my little life lesson nugget for the day. Though setting goals and moving forward is a process that hopefully takes you to places you’ve never been and reached before, I believe it’s important to look back to your victories of the past in order to again move on. Those times of triumph and all those happy dance moments are yours to savor and use as inspirations when you lose your way or step off the path for a minute. Yeah, my poor biceps and pectoral muscles are aching today, and it hurt like hell pushing through the exercise yesterday, but I made it. And I will reach my goal because I know what my body is capable of.
Truth is, we all have pieces and parts that are broken. We also have immeasurable strength and skills to fix nearly everything. And, what we can’t fix, we have the choice to do our best and accept our flaws with dignity and self-love. A big part of any change is loving yourself enough to do the hard stuff – the work that creates positive momentum in your life. As a life coach, I see women struggling with all kinds of life challenges. I tell them this: Believe in you. Believe you can be everything you’ve ever wanted to be. See yourself as that fighter, that winner, the woman who loves life. And, take one day at a time, one goal at a time. I’m not going to do 20 toe push ups today and not even tomorrow. I will do them when my body is prepared and built up to do them. It’s the same thing with any goal. When you’re ready, you will reach your summit.
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Tell us about how you are or want to make some changes in your life. Open forum on this one! Post your ideas, thoughts, and stories in the comments below. If you are interested in joining me for this 21 day challenge, please contact Kayla Skaggs for more information on the 21 Day Fix!