Friday, October 12, 2012
A big part of our struggles to lose weight is the knowledge that we can fail and have done it many times in some cases. Each time we fail it leaves a memory; it makes the next failure a little easier and soon we have created a pattern. Let's begin to act "as if". You fill in the next few words.
I have spent much of my life taking the path of least resistance. I have been mediocre when I could have been great. I have been guilty of doing as little as possible and dragging my feet.
What if we put this level of commitment to excellence in everything we do? Can all of us find something at which we be excellent? Sure we can. It is an attitude.
These two girls had to first have the attitude that they were capable of doing something like this. They may not have considered getting to this level at the beginning and I am sure that they crashed and burned many times. They did not say it was too hard and give up. I wonder how many sprained wrists and ankles they have had or bruises. They have probably been practicing while others their age were sitting on the couch with their video games or watching a movie.
They chose to be excellent. All of us can be excellent each day. We owe it to ourselves to have an attitude that creates the foundation for excellence.
Yesterday I was considering skipping body sculpt but then I saw Rae Rae J and decided if she can do this so can I. We have to exercise whether we want to or not, eat right whether we feel like it or not, drink water when we would rather have something else and do this CONSISTENTLY. This is not a day or two here and a day or two there sort of thing. It takes the attitude of wanting to get healthy and strong and this attitude must carry us through the tough days and the tough situations. We don't want to trade our success for cake.
How's your attitude these days?