This week I began my diet and prep for competition season. As I begin, I think about the struggles I will have, the obstacles I will face but most importantly the journey I will take. Many people ask me why I do it? How do I get thrpough the workouts or stick to the diet? The only answer I have is… BECAUSE I CAN. We all have dreams of what we want to do or become in life. And, by the way, you are never too old to set new goals and dream new dreams. By not taking actions and moving in the direction of your dreams, how will you know what you are capable of? Whatever your dream is, whatever you want to become. If you want something bad enough you will find a way, otherwise your life will be full of excuses. You will do whatever it takes to make it happen and start living your dreams. For me it will be eating cold, dry ,maybe slightly burnt or undercooked chicken and rice out of a plastic bag for months, eating the exact same food day after day after day, getting up at 5 a.m. to get in the first round of cardio before breakfast. And those aren’t even my challenges. My challenges will be finding the energy to get through long workouts, fighting off cravings which hit hard and quick like a blow from Mike Tyson, and my biggest obstacle is fighting those demons that run around everyone’s head…the self doubt. I know I am stronger than any of the “voices” in my head, stronger than any cupcake cravings, and much stronger than people around me telling me I can’t do it. My point is, if we go through life always afraid of facing the obstacles and challenges where will we end up? Will you be happy? Will you say, “I wish I would have?” Or will you say, “I DID IT”. Step outside your comfort zone, start living the life of your dreams with no regrets. It’s not about the destination, it’s about what it took to get there and who you become along the way. Which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are!
So ,over the next months, my purse will be replaced with a cooler, I will spend more time at the gym than at home, I will accessorize with a gallon jug of water and clear heels will be my new best friend. And I will embrace every single minute of if…BECAUSE I CAN
Where will your path lead you?