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Sleep in or Work Out?

Fit Chicks Outdoors Agility LadderThis is the end of the second month that I have worked out each morning with the Fit Chicks Bootcamp. I have grown to love so many of the women there and our fearless leader Katie Ly. I’ve pushed myself farther than I thought I could and reaped the benefits from that. Recently, however, my morning outlook has shifted from energized and excitement filled …to sluggish.

These mornings seem to be stuck on repeat. My alarm goes off at 4:30 and I immediately start this rotation of thoughts:  I’ll start by giving myself all these excuse to sleep in. I’ll tell myself that I can just make it to camp tomorrow, or that I’ll just close my eyes for a few more minutes and if I fall asleep it’ll be an “accident”. I’m not quite sure how I ended up here from the person I was a few weeks ago. I was energized and in what I so fondly call the bootcamp honeymoon phase.

Waking up and working out has now thankfully become a habit. My selfish and hard head, however, is no longer looking at it in an “I get to do this” fashion but more in a “I have to do this” fashion.

Please don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Katie and my fellow Fit Chicks. I never once have ever regretted waking up and going to camp. I always leave feeling grateful that I pushed myself and can start my day off feeling accomplished. Something in my psych has just shifted and I’ve to figure out how to power through that.

I’ve had to deny myself the privilege of making excuses and even ask my husband to force me to get up when my alarm goes off.

  I also have to highlight even the smallest win throughout each week and focus on those things that are improving.

061015 Group Photo1 (1)I have to be honest and say that when it comes to consistency, I haven’t given my all. I’m hopeful for another mind shift and extra
burst of motivation this next month.  While I wait, I have the confidence that if I push through and just show up each morning, Katie and the rest of the Fit Chicks will come alongside me and push me to meet my goals!

 

How do you keep yourself motivated? Please share your inspiration! 

 

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