Yesterday was rest day, and I totally laid around all day long. I did stay in my calorie range. I was sick sick sick. I have some sort of sinus infection, so all I want to do is sleep and be lethargic. This morning I woke up, and I DID NOT want to work out AT ALL. I sat on the sofa, with my coffee, battling with myself in my head about getting up and getting it done. The hardest part is just getting up and doing it. I did get up, and I got it done. I felt no pain with my cold while working out. I actually felt quite good. Now as I type this I feel the burn in my throat, nose, and eyes. Why am I telling you all this? I somehow in my head always thought people who achieved great things never had any problems. Ha!! Yes, I was that naive. Now that I am older, I realize, that if you want something you have to fight for it. It is not easy, but it is attainable if you learn to triumph through adversity. My husband was military, and that was our life plan. I would run my salon, and he would be a lifer in the service. This did not work out. My husband hurt his back in 2004, and both of our careers came to an end. We had 2 children, and now we had to start from square one. Jeff went back to school, and will be completing his studies with a Bachelors on Wednesday. This has been hard. I also went back to school for Elementary Education at 31 years old. Why? The reason is because we are fighters. We know what we want, and we are willing to put in the work to get where we want to be. What keeps us going? The picture of us in our chairs on some beautiful beach with no worries of money. The other dream that keeps us going is calling our children when they are older, and saying to them, "We have booked a family vacation. Do not worry about paying for anything except for you and the kids spending money and food." Yep those two scenarios are our dreams. Will we get to them? I hope so? How will we get to them? The only way there is, through a lot of hard work, and dedication, and being a darn good team. This has been so tough, but there is no gain without some sort of pain.
When it comes to working out the pain is worth it. This pain will produce health in my bones, and strength in my body. It will give me a happier perspective on life, and I feel so much better when I work out. I do not like being fat and sloppy. It is not the REAL me. The real me is spunky and energetic, loving, excited, curious, adventurous, and out to learn all I can about this wonderful life God has given me, but being overweight has stolen that joy from me. I found it again. To be what you have always wanted to be, you must stop being what you don't want to be. It is hard. It takes dedication. It will hurt, but it will be soooo worth it in the end. Way to go me. I have won the battle today! 10% of this journey is already done! Praying for you guys! Much love xo!