About a month ago I started helping a girl from another floor with some workouts. We go up on the top of our parking deck at work and we workout. We laugh, we play and we work.
I live by the philosophy of “each one reach one” because in my own little naïve way I believe that it can be done.
We started with just the two of us. As of this week, there are now 6 of us. All shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels.
I want to talk to the newbies out there. All of you new to fitness and getting healthy.
Taking that first step and sometimes that second step is really hard! You might be last when you finish, you might be embarrassed because you don’t yet have a range of motion that you need and you might just have very little belief in your own ability to prevail.
Well let me tell you this, if you really want to make changes in your life, you really gotta work at it. You can’t just say “oh that was hard, I’m going to lunch with my friends instead”. You can’t just say “well, I was last so why bother?”. You can’t just say “I’ll start next Monday”.
You get to go through all of the growing pains of the process for a multitude of reasons.
First off you must prove to yourself that you are willing to change. So get up day in and day out and get busy. There is no quick fix fat fixer.
Secondly, you must get over yourself and any need you have to feel sorry for yourself. You are now making changes and some of them might hurt. Suck it up Buttercup!
Third and probably the most important of all, no negative self-talk EVER. You may not be perfect, you may have caught a bad deal in this life, but beating yourself down day in and day out fixes absolutely nothing.
Everyday find something in yourself to be positive about. If you look past all of the hurt, anger and loneliness, you’ll find the beautiful worthiness. It is in each of us.