how bad do you want it?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
so while i was jogging/powerwalking 4 miles on the treadmill today, i started thinking...
started thinking about how i hate people that don't have to do cardio. lol. i see it all the time. girls. guys. come in the gym. they might lift or do whatever routine they do, for we'll say 45 min or an hour, and then they're out. on their way. i, however, HAVE to do cardio. so i'm now telling myself that i LOVE cardio, and i feel bad for people that don't have to do it. because let's face it, if you're trying to lose fat, you need cardio. i'm talkin cardio... sweat dripping off you, panting, you know you just pushed it to the limit kind of cardio. walking was great when i was first starting out. definitely helped me shed some pounds. powerwalking was good, too. that got me sweating. but now, when i'm trying to transform... now i need to jog/sprint. i'm telling myself that i like to run, because in the past, when i've TOLD myself things, i make myself believe it, and it works for me. so now, i'm trying to jog a lot more than i powerwalk, because i really want to shed this fat. which got me thinking... the harder you work now, the faster you'll see results. how bad do you want it? bad enough to kick your own ass every day?? you HAVE TO believe in yourself. noone else is going to push you while you're lifting, jogging, and making food choices. this summer, i want to be in the best shape of my life. it's basically 5 months away. i don't want any jiggle on my arms... or my thighs..or stomach. i want lean legs, a small waist, a perky butt, strong, defined arms, a tight back, and a flat stomach. i know what i want, and i know i'll make it happen. because if you don't like something, YOU have to change it. you have the POWER to change it. will you challenge yourself? will you run faster when your legs feel like bags of cement? will you get those last 2 reps in when your arms are shaking? will you get your butt up and get to the gym? will you choose to eat healthy even when everyone else around you is indulging? it's up to you. it's all attitude & hard work. tell yourself you will succeed, and you will. trust me on this. when i jog on the treadmill, and i feel like i can't go anymore, i look at myself in the mirror. i envision lean legs, a flat stomach, health and beauty. i know i'll make this happen. whatever it takes. don't hold back, you're only shorting yourself. you get from it, what you put into it. can't forget that. if you're busting your ass, you're being honest with yourself, you're eating right, you're lifting those weights... the changes will come. you'll see it. just gotta stay focused and disciplined when it seems like an up-hill battle with no results in sight. keep going. you'll be rewarded for every minute of energy you put into it. you just have to be patient. i don't know about you, but i can't let myself down. one life. one body. 2009 is MINE.
hope all of you are feeling well and kicking butt!