Starting Somewhere

Good Afternoon guys ūüôā

Today I want to talk really quickly about something that I think is the biggest hurdle for starting a fitness journey or anything we need to do or change in life. ¬†It is simply STARTING! ¬†Starting and getting on a routine and changing the way things have been done in my personal opinion is half the battle. ¬†We all know to expect different results we have to do different things. ¬†It is really simple in theory but can hard to put into action. ¬†Old habits and routines are hard to break up and change sometimes even when they are for our good. ¬†However, it is ALWAYS worth it! ¬†I think it is also important to remember that when you start you won’t be where you will a month from now, 6 months from now, or even 3 years from now. ¬†Guys if you had told me 4 years ago I would be active daily (and enjoy it) and I would take long hikes, bike rides, and runs I would have told you that you were crazy and obviously didn’t know me. ¬†The point is had I ¬†never been active or into truly leading a healthy and active lifestyle in my adult life. ¬† Now I will be honest. ¬†When I first started changing my lifestyle I couldn’t run a whole mile on the treadmill. ¬†I would walk 3 miles at a moderate pace for me at the time with some intervals. ¬†I kept pushing myself and realized I liked the progress. ¬†I then, over time, took it a step further and tried different things. ¬†However, the simple and harsh reality is if I had never started at the small place I did then I would never have been able to experience different activities and realize I enjoyed way more than I thought I did. ¬†Progress takes time and comes sometimes in impressive gains and sometimes at the pace of a snail but it is worth it!!! ¬†Changing routines and getting out of ruts and old patterns is hard and takes time, but now I couldn’t imagine life being any other way and I’m so beyond thankful! ¬†If you have to make big changes like I myself did don’t look at it as one daunting goal. ¬†This is super overwhelming! ¬†Look at it as a place to start and grow and continue growing. ¬†I am definitely still growing and pray that never ever changes. If you are at a point where you need to start remember don’t be too hard on yourself but START and be consistent and realize the joy of the process and transformation. ūüôā ¬†Have a wonderful day guys! ūüôā

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