So now it’s officially August and I have something important to discuss.
Back in December on New Year’s Eve, Big A and I made New Year’s Resolutions. One of mine was to go to the gym every day for the month of January for at least 10 minutes. That’s right, not only I did I make a fitness New Year’s resolution (#classic) but I also made it easy: go for 10 minutes. I read once that one of the main reasons people quit working out is because they try to do too much at once. So I started small. Real, real small. I joined the Self Magazine New Year’s Challenge and I partnered on Social Media with hundreds of girls that were feeling and going through the same struggle, just trying to make a difference and shift the balance in their quality of life. From big to small to smart and confident and scared, I felt so motivated by these women. It was the best way to do this. It helped me. It saved me.
So, as I said before, it’s officially August and guess what, I’m still doing it. Now it’s more like an hour, but it all started back on January 1 where I went to the gym for just 10 minutes a day. Now it’s a part of my everyday life. Sure there are still days where I don’t feel like it or a weekend or two where I skip, but it’s who I am now. I’m healthier and happier version of the girl I was in 2016. My favorite clothes fit again. I wore a bikini this summer. WOAH. But guess what, I’m still going, I’m still pushing myself. Because the real work out starts when you want to quit.
I have officially lost 23 lbs this year. That’s like an average 2 year old or like 23 footballs or like 3 gallons of water. Right now, I’m chugging along for my goal of losing 30 lbs this year. I hope you’re behind me, because I’m not stopping! This is Monday Motivation. Go kill it this week you guys!