Just Because…

This week has been a total win for me! I have adjusted to my new plan and let me tell you that I just feel so alive. Waking up at 5:30AM and going bed at 9:30PM works best for me. Those extra 30 minutes in the morning allow me time to get my 5k training session done. It’s crazy! Sticking to the schedule is becoming more natural each day. I’ve declined free foods offered by people that were not apart of my plan. I honestly did not know it would go so well the first week. But who ever won a battle by thinking they already lost?

Today after I got off work and began the long drive home, I kept contemplating whether I wanted to go straight to the gym or go home first to take care of other things. I chose to workout. When I arrived in the parking, I pondered some more. Do I want to wait until its less crowded? Do I have to do this today? Can I find a friend who wants to come with me? I was perplexed because my “camera shyness” was seeping in but I really wanted to workout. I chose to workout. Now after my workout, I feel fabulous and I’m excited about the future I’m choosing. I realize that I don’t have to be scared of the me now. It’s important that I look in the mirror and appreciate the me now because I wont always look this way. That truth simply makes this journey more valuable. In fact my visual motivators are two pictures of myself. One is from early college years when I was at the most fit physique in my young adult life and the other is from last month. So I just tell myself, it’s the same story just a different day.

Hmm, what else made this week a win. It’s gonna rain tonight which means Ber doesn’t have to water the garden. #FreeWater

4 thoughts on “Just Because…

  1. Congratulations Amber for taking up the challenge to a healthier you. This has always been a challenge for me, but I appreciate you sharing your journey, it encourages me to keep moving. Somedays when I go to the gym, I sit in the car for 5-10 minutes looking for excuses not to go in. But then remember how wonderful I feel afterward and that most people are there for the same reason. Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way. I’m with you all the way. Keep it moving! Luv, Aunt Syl


  2. When, I read your words today it made me feel so good! You’re motivating me to the next level. Thank you Amber & I love you.


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