I just finished working out. Today was the first day since I broke my ribs. It is amazing to me how much endurance I lost in such a short time. Not to mention the sheer effort it took to get my butt out the door. I feel like I am starting all over. Which is OK, I know my body needed time to heal, but it is still frustrating to have to start again. STARTING is always the hardest part of any journey! The most important part is that I did START again!
I am proud that I went outside. I didn’t do much. I walked for 5 minutes, rode my bike for 10 minutes & used my resistance bands. I did all of those 3 times & it took about 90 minutes including all the breaks I took along the way. My ribs are achy & my legs are already sore, but it really felt good to get moving again!!
We exercise in our garage most days. Today the beautiful breeze was blowing
so I could enjoy watching the trees. As I was working out I was answering messages, posting on social media & making list in my head. My mind is always going a hundred miles a minute. One of my many thoughts while I was sweating up a storm… Why do we stop? I know this time; I stopped because I had an injury that required a break. I get that, but generally speaking, WHY do we start doing something hard then stop?
Personally, I have struggled with fitness, food & field! I know I am not alone! I should be Royal Crown Diamond!! I should be running triathlons! I have watched some of my friends change their complete lifestyle only to slip backwards & struggle to start making healthy choices. I have watched members in my organization do that over & over again. They start talking to people & doing classes then they stop & have a VERY HARD time starting again regardless of rank! I have watched people simply stop so many things then struggle to start again. The BEST example happens January first – EVERY year people post their plans to jumpstart the new year, but very few actually put in the effort to succeed!
I don’t have a golden wand that will make you achieve your dreams. I do know that it takes consistent action towards a worthwhile goal to accomplish anything! I know that you have to start & keep starting!
Shortly after our wedding in 1988, a friend gave us a picture with this poem on
it and somehow it really stuck in mind. “Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!!” Life happens. Life can interrupt your best laid plans. The KEY for successful people is that they just keep starting! They never really quit. They may slow down, but they never give up!
What are some of the things YOU know you keep stopping? Things you REALLY want to accomplish? Things you dream about? Things you just need to do, no matter what?
Partner with ME!! I am jump starting 2 things: First, I am going to maximize my FITNESS!! I am going to make sure I MOVE & breath hard every day for the next 90 days!! They say it takes 21 days to make a habit!! Our big Michigan Event is 4 weeks from now, I want to be able to stand on stage & teach again!! Second, I am ready for Crown Diamond!! I am going to put the effort into building my Crown Diamond leg & achive Crown Diamond by November 30. I will do the work daily to build in 4 different legs; ONE of those will be that 6th leg!!!
Who wants to partner with me towards YOUR goal? Are you focusing on your fitness right now? Are you focusing on family? How about your FIELD? Are you ready to achive something NEW!! What will you do daily? I don’t care how many times you have started, let’s do this together!!! Let's keep each other accountable!! Make a plan of action & share it with SOMEONE!!! If you feel brave, share it here, then get STARTED!!!!