We All Started Somewhere

We All Started Somewhere
by Jesse L. Leyva, Outlaw Fit Camp 940.497.6002

by Jesse L. Leyva, Outlaw Fit Camp 940.497.6002

Starting something isn’t about waiting until you’re perfect or about waiting for the perfect time. It’s about taking action to get to where you want to be. Because the fact is, the perfect time is now.

You see, we all start somewhere. Maybe your somewhere is overcoming weight gain and living a healthier life. Maybe it’s about toning and getting into shape. Or maybe it’s just losing that last 10 pounds. Regardless of where your somewhere is, we all start in the same place. We all start at Day 1, so don’t be intimidated.

The beginning of a new workout or health regimen is exciting and exhilarating. When your muscles ache and you’re feeling deprived of bread and a good burger, that’s when the real work begins. It’s easy to fall back into bad habits. A skipped worked out here, a piece of cake there, and before you know it, the results you worked so hard to acquire begin to disappear. Setbacks happen, and that’s okay; because the fact is, you not only started somewhere, you’re going somewhere new – to something great. Don’t let setbacks get you down. Keep moving forward.

Make time for you.
Let’s be honest, between family, work and you, you sometimes fall to the bottom of the list. Commit to put yourself on a to-do list. It isn’t selfish, rather it’s selfless. You’re taking care of you, so others won’t have to later in life. A healthy you can function at your personal best daily for your family. You never know who’s watching…like your children.

Surround yourself with encouragement.
Living healthy is a lifetime choice and staying motivated can be difficult. Make sure to surround yourself with encouraging friends—your own personal cheerleading section to motivate you as do that last push-up. Don’t let negative thoughts derail you from what you have been working so hard to achieve.

Forgive yourself.
Everyone makes mistakes, and you will too. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself and move forward. The important thing is to stay focused on where you want to be – a healthy you. Remember, you’re doing something that can change your life, that can bring about the healthiest and fittest you, the best you.

So where do you want to be? It’s like Robin Sharma says, “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end!” The time is now. Set that goal and get to it.

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