Fitness Monday – My Want To = Positive

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?

Me - when I started my weight loss journey

Me – when I started my weight loss journey

after losing 115 pounds

after losing 115 pounds

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.

One thought on “Fitness Monday – My Want To = Positive

  1. Megan says:

    I am so thankful for you!!! Amazing Deb!!! Keep up the transformation!!! Train your mind to focus on the success and the achievements! The want-to button will become the easy-button as you keep going through πŸ™‚ im so proud of you! Positive actions will support positive mindset πŸ™‚ you’re doing great!!!!


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