Every morning I wake up & I am one step closer to achieving my goals.
I take from the day what I put into it, nobody is standing in the way but me, I can be my biggest supporter or my biggest enemy.
I choose what attitude to take the day with & I choose to succeed every single day.
I’m one step closer to my goal & tomorrow I’ll be even closer than I was today.
Doing the damn thing.
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101lbs down today. A couple of before and during photos. I still have about 35lbs I want to lose, but I definitely feel a large weight lifted off my shoulders (literally!). Hard work and determination is what it takes. People still don’t believe that it was just through eating right and exercising, but there is no magic trick. Stay strong!
I was thinking this morning about all of the struggles I’ve dealt with, physically and emotionally, and how my concept of what is “difficult” has progressed over time.
4 years ago, it was difficult for me to believe in myself.
3 years ago, it was difficult for me to walk up a flight of stairs.
2 years ago, it was difficult for me to run a 5k.
1 year ago, it was difficult for me to tell myself it was okay to not count calories and eat “clean” 100% of the time.
Today, I have conquered all of the things I have struggled with in the past. I believe in myself, I have found a balance in my nutrition through the IIFYM community, and I may not be a top athlete but I am an athlete nonetheless. Today, I struggle with building muscle mass. I fell in love with the bar because at just 4’10” deadlifting my old body weight and feeling the strain of how heavy 185 lbs is in my hands versus my feet makes me feel strong.
Losing weight seemed so, so difficult at the time. And believe me, it’s not easy. I found it to be much more of an emotional struggle than a physically battle the majority of the time.
Nearly 2 months ago I started tracking my macro intake versus caloric intake, dropped my cardio down to 2 days a week, and started a 5x5 weight lifting program that I do 3 times a week. I have received some criticism for the new goals I have created for myself to lower my body fat percentage and continue to strive for a more muscular physique. Let me tell you, that no matter what your goals are, if you stop setting them, you will fail. You will go right back to where you started. This isn’t about crossing a finish line and not having to work anymore. Success comes when you fulfill a small goal and then create more to fit new needs. And you know you are successful when you realize you will never stop trying to be better.
One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.
You’re gonna need a pep talk sometimes. That’s okay. For now, remember this: You’re awake. You’re awesome. Live like it.
I know I post a ton of progress pictures but damn…I’m proud as shit. I have 1.6 lbs until I’ve lost 100 lbs…tomorrow will be 10 months exactly since I started this journey. I really hope I’m down that 1.6 in the morning.
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