I set my alarm for 6 am and spend thirty minutes or so making excuses about why I shouldn't go to Bootcamp that starts at 7 am. Around 6:30 am I have to hurry and get myself ready so I can make it on time. But, I DO IT! I've done it every weekend for the last couple of months.
I lay there for a few thinking, "Just get up and get ready so you don't have to rush this time."
I get up, head to the potty, and think, "You have time to check FB for a few minutes...no rush."
(Alan and I ate some "exotic" things (keto friendly) at a food truck festival last night so I had [TMI sorry] diarrhea this morning.)
My brain: "Ohhhhh, ewww....you're clearly sick you shouldn't go to Bootcamp." (Though I felt completely fine.)
Also me: "Is that a slight tickle in your throat? You have the concert tonight (RCPM), maybe you should rest today and take it easy and save some energy for that."
At about 6:35 am the NEW ME finally kicked in and punched the old fat girl in the mental face and said, "BITCH, it's not like you shit your pants, YOU'RE GOING!" So, I went...and made it on time.
This class makes me sweat. It's forces me to do exercises I often avoid or don't care to do on my own. It's been a great addition to my fitness regimen. I'm grateful to the trainers that get up even earlier each Saturday morning to get there and set up.
I still make excuses...often, I just don't let them win like they use to. It's not always easy but it is always worthy to show up, get it done, and feel the sense of accomplishment afterwards. Success feels so much better than the depressive guilt that use to consume me.
After our workout today someone came up to me and said, "I just had to stop you and tell you I've been watching you work so hard and completely shrink over the last few months in the gym...". I interjected and told her I was up to 159 pounds lost so far. Her jaw dropped and she exclaimed, "YOU CAN TOTALLY TELL!"
Stop telling yourself you can't do it or don't want to do it and just get it done. It's worth it!
This class is offered to the entire community. Copper Sky membership is not necessary. Children that are old enough to participate are welcome. Younger children that can occupy themselves quietly sit and watch, bring small toys, use their tablets, or whatever.
Join us next Saturday!
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin