Today's post wont be a very long one.
It's this idea and concept that's been following me around for a while. It keeps popping up in every aspect of my life and it seems something so obvious that I just overlooked it my whole life.
Everything in our lives, especially the good stuff, requires practice. It's not enough to just "be" something, as is my aim this year, but rather we need to actually practice the things we're hoping to cultivate more of in our life.
Such a vague concept, I know, but I promise this will make much more sense with my story.
As most all of you know, I've been a Beachbody coach for over a year now. My hands down favorite part of my coaching has been leading the monthly challenge groups of fellow booty kickers. I'm not a fitness professional. I think of myself more as the little league coach that makes sure the team shows up and stays motivated!
So every day for the past year and a half, I've posted positivity to my group. It's really second nature at this point and I don't think much about it. I wake up, I think about what happened in the group the day before, and I post things that I think will help them remember that it's a new day and they can keep working toward their fitness goals no matter what! Just about every day for a year and a half.
Now, I've been very lax with myself since the wedding. While my workouts have still been happening, my nutrition has been pretty "pizza and beer on the weekends" heavy. Awww the Newlywed life.
I know I'm not alone when I say I will occasionally turn sideways at myself in the mirror to check out "where I'm at," a sort of gut check, if you will. lol Well! The other day, I knew I was ready to get back to business, I walked into the bathroom, turned sideways and thought- "Hmm! Nothing you can't bounce right back from!"
What? Who is this person?!? I didn't miss a beat and just automatically jumped right to a positive outlook on it. And let's be honest, there's work to be done. But I hadn't really seen the results of my daily positivity practice until then. Holy cow! I honestly and whole heartedly believed in myself and my strength without needing to gear up to it. What a difference a year and a half can make.
Are you putting the habits you want to cultivate into daily practice? Make each day count, friends. The practice will no doubt pay off and take you by surprise one day.