I saw a quote today that said “success trains and failure complains.” I guess there is a lot of truth to that statement. I’ll admit that I am often guilty of complaining about training.
My train of thought was derailing today with thoughts like – 100 pushups and 100 squats? What am I Wonder Woman? I just did a fitness class that kicked my butt and I still had soccer practice. It’s not that I can’t physically do the pushups and squats, I just don’t wanna. Why should I? What good is it going to do? Ever have those thoughts? It’s a sure, quick way to throw positivity out the window. Hello negativity.
Today my want – to button felt like it was broken. A lot of times my want – to button gets stuck and I want to hit the easy button. In fitness? I don’t think there is an easy button.
One trainer told me today – don’t overthink it – just get it done. And she was right – once I started the pushups and squats they went by quickly. I just divided them into 4 sets with 25 reps. I guess it really wasn’t that hard : ) I really didn’t need to complain – I guess.
I found an old picture the other day of me right after I started my fitness training and before I started losing much weight. I felt like a Smurf in that outfit. One glimpse of that picture and the first thought I had was Wow! That was me?
I have definitely come a long way since starting my weight loss journey. Yes, I did a lot of complaining but somehow I always fixed the want-to button, reminded myself of my goals, changed my attitude and got it done. Not saying I never had any moments where I doubted myself, felt like a failure, complained and felt like giving up – I just kept going.
Only a few more pounds to go before I reach my goal weight. So even if my want-to button sometimes feel broken and I would really like an easy button – I will keep training and get to my goal weight – with a wholehearted, positive attitude… complaining a little bit – but only when it hurts. Success trains – failure complains. I like that. Keep going. You’ve got this.