Hey Y'all! How was your Tuesday? Today was one of those days that simply FLEW by.....here it is 8pm and I just wrapped up our Twitter Party with Multi-Grain Cheerios and I'm thinking, "Where did the hours go today?". Ahhh well. What are ya gonna do?
Anyway, the title of today's post is "Surprise Yourself" and this was on my mind as we were in the midst of our Twitter party (which is with NBC's The Biggest Loser show as a partner, #client) and I'm seeing all these amazing transformations on the TV show. With most of them, you see not only physical transformation but emotional ones and often, the people say, "I didn't think I could EVER...." or "I had no idea I could...." - you get the idea.
Remember how I've shared with you all that success in any fitness journey is largely going to depend on a POSITIVE MINDSET. You have to decide what you want to accomplish. Then you have to BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN DO IT. A big change that I am making in my own life right now is to STOP the mental "torture" of myself that I've been allowing- the constant negative reinforcement I have been dishing out to myself that only served to stress me out MORE. Instead of thinking thoughts like, "I might as well give up.....I'm not seeing any changes...", I'm thinking thoughts of success like, "I'm going to blow my mind with the successful changes I'm making. I'm going to go above and beyond my original goals. There is NOTHING that can stop me."
When you see before and after pictures like the ones above, do you think that this person honestly thought they'd end up looking like that after picture? I bet many of them didn't, and they probably got REALLY frustrated on the way there....but they didn't give up.
Be your own cheerleader. Commit to that. Encourage yourself. Commit to getting rid of the things that BRING YOU DOWN because believe me, a healthy mind and STATE OF MIND is just as important in achieiving your fitness objectives as your physical capabilities.
On that note, even though it's late, I'm off to get my Yoga in for the night. I was planning to do Jackie Warner's new Circuit DVD that I have, but that will be tomorrow and I will review it for you then.
Question of the Day: Do you feel over-stressed? What do you do currently to chill out, relieve stress? If you haven't been doing anything, what are your plans to LOSE THE STRESS in your life?