Man! I woke up today, sore, tired, and… started my period. So, blah. I am very tempted to just throw in the towel and stay in the bed alllllll day. Despondant, snuggled up with Flash, eating donuts. BUT, I forced myself to get up, and begin my day. No donuts in sight. I did however, let myself sleep in longer than usual. I trained pretty hard at jiujitsu and wrestling class last night, and had barely any sleep the night before (sometimes I get some random insomnia stuff), AND hamstrings sore af from Sundays weight lifting workout, so I allowed the extra snooze time. After all, we gotta rest sometimes! Its good to listen to your body, but KNOW THE DIFFERENCE between just being lazy and legit needing some extra R & R. Now, I have HUGE fitness goals and plans for myself this year, and I strive to get a little closer each day, but hey man, I am human too! I, just like you, don’t always feel like going to the gym and busting my butt. Maybe I wanna lay on the couch and each donuts all day???? (It’s true, I want this). But the difference between myself today, and myself this time next year, is ignoring my in-the-moment wants (because they are not currently lining up with my long-term-wants) and get up and do the thing I need to do, which is stretch and TRAIN. So while I let myself sleep in this morning, tonight my training sesh is on like Donkey freakin Kong. First, I’m going to soak in a nice hot salt bath this afternoon, stretch and do some yoga, then off to the gym because this girl has goals. Now, let me remind you, I’m tired. I’m sore. What I do have here, is discipline. I am not motivated, but I am determined. With my eyes on the prize, I will push through the pain of today, for my better tomorrows.
What has been your struggle or discipline this year? Please share! I love hearing from you 🙂
Love, Shana Leigh