Are you being the person you want to be? This weekend my friend and I were out having coffee. When one of the most beautiful female I've possibly ever seen ran passed us. We both stopped to stared at her, yes I will admit we turned around and still stared as she effortlessly ran passed us both.
She was wearing a short sport crop top and running shorts and she was tanned, toned and fit in every sense of the word. "Wow" we both exclaimed in unison!
"Now if I had a body like her Id go running every day!" My friend commented I was quick to reply "me too!"
Then it suddenly dawned on me if I did go running everyday I would be far more likely to have a body like that.
Talk about stating the obvious! However this blatantly obvious fact was one that had escaped my brain before. How I'm not sure but hey such is life.
I am not a naturally fit person I have a very limited desire to run other than if someone is chasing me. On top of this I have a massive fear of the gym, I feel shy and body conscious when entering any gym like building! It could be due to being forced to ridiculously revealing gym knickers during secondary school or maybe I'm just a lazy bones! Who knows and it's not relevant today, all that matters is what I do about it.
Do I repeat the patterns of a life time or do I challange them?
after this conversation with my friend I have decided to start moving my body more. I'm a great one to preach about feeling the fear and doing it anyway. Yet when it came to working out I can rationalise to myself why I can't go running, bad for my knees etc
This morning my alarm was set an hour earlier than normal, the birds were chirping and the sun was shining. I really didn't want to get out of bed, however I told myself to just move. Don't think, don't analyse just go before your brain talks you out of it.
Showing up is my new phrase. I need to show up to opportunities, but also I need to show up for myself.
Exercising is now going to be my way of showing my body I love it.
Is there something in your life that you are waiting for?
Oh I'll do that when I'm a stone lighter maybe it's not even related to your weight maybe your putting of going somewhere or something until you have more money have a better job or have a partner.
Don't wait! Life doesn't wait for us sometimes you just have to in the words of Nike "do it"
Do something today that your future self will thank you for!