Daily Affirmations
10/21/15 at 09:56 AM 0 Comments

Eye Of The Tiger

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I Worked Hard For This!
I don't like the Insanity program, nor it's sister programs, T25, Crazy Ass Shawn T, and Help I'm Hurt. Merrill faithfully gets up at 5:30am and does the workouts regardless of how much the host tries to kill him, or HOW much I mock him. I get to sit on the couch behind him, with coffee and computer, and encourage him and by encourage I mean, Not Do It With Him. Don't Judge Me....no sensible person should be up before Dawn. Even though I'm a hateful, shrew of a wife (no argument), I'm supportive, and I promise you, not a single person reading this right now is doing Insanity at 5:30. I'm a EVENING kickboxing instructor myself, let me offer a few tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of workouts....here ya go....(Dant...dant..dant...dant....Rising Up, Back on the Streets):

Do not just buy the hype you need a high-impact workout routine to be successful. The #1 failure in any workout is treating exercise like a buffet. A treadmill, or a walk will work just as well in the beginning. Your body, like a 3yr old WILL rebel...find something you can live with.
Don't let people shame you into getting fit. You WILL fail. You have to WANT it! Eye of the Tiger and whatnot.
No Pain/No Gain is CRAP. You should feel discomfort, but pain is a sign that something is WRONG. A torn hamstring should not be worked through.....
With that said.....Making your body submit is HARD. You're body will beg you to quit.....don't quit...you're just that much closer to victory.
Finally, and I cannot STRESS this enough.....models are airbrushed. I have chicken skin because I've had three babies. Some things you are NOT going to rid yourself. Never compare yourself to a Kardashian who has a team of artists. Some item's are a badge of honor....wear it with pride and like a BOSS.

I never understood the die hard worker outers, until I started mocking Merrill, then became one myself. I wish I had had a mentor at the time who could have warned me, stuck with me, mocked me, but you have me....I am with you to the end. When your mind and body are in the same place, powerful things happen to YOU. It's like you become a SUPERHERO, but don't take my word for it. Try it. Just don't overdue it. Keep trying, keep working, keep being you. I won't make fun of YOU (Just Merrill) but you'll excuse me if I don't get up at 5 o'clock with you. After all, a girl's gotta have her standards and coffee....Hmm, Standards and Coffee. Sounds like a good place to start tomorrow's Daily Affirmations....Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Wednesday.

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