Building momentum

The truth of it?

It is really hard sometimes to get into the routine of getting up and going to the gym every morning.

It is really hard sometimes to not "live in the moment" and mow down half a pizza while watching the game. 

It is really hard to start...then... everything hurts even tying your shoes hurts! 

As you try to carefully maneuver your sore body into your car you seriously contemplate why it is that you thought all this was a good idea to begin with.. 

That's the truth. 

Just remember, it takes time to build momentum.

It takes time to get into the habit of not scooping a huge bowl of ice cream before bedtime.

It takes time for every single muscle including a few you didn't even know existed to not hurt from working out for the first time in...lets just say a while..

It takes time for you to remember that YOU are an appointment that cannot be cancelled. 

So when you see other people posting that they have lost x amount of pounds already....don't compare.

Your speed...your momentum... your capabilities... they are just being awakened. 

We all know some people jump outta bed like everyday is the best day ever...then other people they resemble a sloth.... in real time. 

Who cares if you are the sloth? You are still moving. 

The point of all this is to keep moving. 

Even if it's not pretty. Even if you don't feel like it. Even if you suck.

Trust me. No matter what it is, whether it is a new job, playing guitar or "getting fit"... we all suck in the beginning. We are all beginners at some point.

Choose to be humble AND stubborn enough to work through these sucky first weeks of starting a routine. Of starting the new you. 

Let go of the "everything has to be perfect" idea.

The all or nothing attitude has to go. 

Because when we hit our first stumbling block or challenge we throw in the towel. Then we swing to the other side of the pendulum and go hog wild in the "nothing".

Instead of pushing past the nervousness of walking into the weight room, or forgetting our prepped meals for the day we become professionals at watching entire seasons on Netflix.

We become professionals at being excessive with our Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday night meals.

We become professionals with "you only live once" celebratory drinks, pieces of cake and over sized popcorns at the movies. 

Now we are trying to become a professional at getting up like a boss and getting to the gym...and it isn't as easy as the YOLO drinks you threw back repeatedly less than a month ago.

That's ok.

None of this is easy.

You aren't going to get it right the first few weeks.

Mistakes do not mean you throw in the towel and give up.

You get back up and fight when you get knocked down.

Especially if it is you knocking yourself down.

Get our of your  own way.

Stop giving up on yourself.

You are worth the struggle.

You are worth the fight.

Tell the lazy version of yourself to shut the hell up when it protests against all this resolution nonsense. 

Turn the volume down on the negative nancy pecking in your ear, put your earbuds in, blast your favorite song and get to work. 

You can do this.

Keep fighting for the person you know is inside of you.

Keep building momentum.

Before you know it, you'll be unstoppable.


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