Challenge yourself

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Hello.

It’s me…

Just kidding.. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. And the reason is probably due to the fact I’ve lost motivation lately. I could blame it on the holidays, but it’s almost half way through January and that excuse is just about expired.

So I’ve been trying to re-inspire myself. Put a little oil in the engine, and get fired up again.

I’m determined to lose these last 30 pounds.( only 30, right? Ugh) But how? The lightbulb went off when I remembered, “Hey, you can do it, you’ve done this before!” So I just asked myself instead of “what are you going to do?” I asked “what did you do before.” And yeah, I talk to myself a lot.

So I started to re-read my old blog posts, because hey, I did make this blog for my own accountability, and man, 230 pound me was awfully motivating if I do say so myself. She was positive, had drive, willpower, and a pretty darn good sense of humor. And nothing got in her way.

When I first started my weight loss journey, I jumped right into Crossfit (my saving grace) shortly thereafter the Whole Life Challenge. It’s pretty much 8 weeks of eating Paleo(ish) combined with focus on creating life habits as well ie: sleep, drinking water, stretching, meditation, ect. (If you wanna know more go here  —->Here)

Let me tell you, those changes were hard to make at first and were a complete 180 of how I’d been living for the previous, well, 22 years. But even after I finished and rejoiced with some cheese and bread (both WLC no-no’s) I found that a lot of the habits I developed stuck with me.

So, if you haven’t guessed already by now, I decided to do another WLC with some of my fellow Crossfitters. Honestly, just signing up made me feel better. I know I will face challenges this time around  but I am more determined than ever to succeed.

I’ve learned especially in my own case, If you don’t challenge yourself, you can’t change yourself. I always have to stay on my toes and make sure I devote time to doing things outside of my comfort zone because its so easy to slip into bad habits and remain stagnant. Sometimes I just need an extra push. That’s why these challenges are a good way for me to stay outside my comfort zone, and also have accountability,

In 8 weeks, you’ll probably find me rejoicing again (again with lots of cheese and bread) but until then I am ready to bust my ass.

The most important lesson I’ve learned thus far is that mindset is everything. When you put negative thoughts away and start to believe in yourself, it’s amazing what you can accomplish.

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