March 14, 2012
How Good it Feels to Get Your Mojo Back
Oh man guys, after that one post a few days ago on Rediscovering your Motivation, I’ve been soooo on point with my diet and exercise it’s like a full 180 degree turn! Lemme tell you, it is all in your head. You tell yourself how you’re gonna act and be, and you’ll do it as long as your will is strong and your heart and mind are invested.
The past few days I have been working out super duper hard. Weights, plyo’s, and extra cardio to burn off fat. It hasn’t been easy. There are plenty of times when I think to myself,
“Why why why am I doing this??!!!”
“It hurts so much!!!”
“Maybe I’ll just eat less.”
Ha. But you know what I do? I bite my tongue, I make weird squirmy faces, I breathe hard, I moan/grunt (OK I don’t think that’s the right word…but it’s kinda the sound Serena Williams makes when she hits the tennis ball? Kinda like “ehhh!!” or “uhhh!!” but very high pitched and staccato-sounding. Does anyone know what I am talking about!?), I even talk to myself. I literally say out loud, ” C’mon Cassey, you’ve got this.” or “5 more, just 5 more!”
And you know what REALLY makes me keep going when times are tough? I remind myself of the end goal. I remind myself why I started. I see my vision board when I close my eyes. I tell myself to just take it a moment at a time. And that it’s worth it. Because I am worth it.
So I suffer through the pain. But I know that with each rep, I am getting stronger. And stronger. And STRONGER. If I can still go, I go. There’s no wimping out. There’s no half-a**ing anything. There’s no cheating. This way, you get the results you want to see. Hard work does not go unnoticed.
I can see changes in my body already after these past few days. Can you believe it? I attribute it to the crazy workouts and my diet which I have cleaned up even more than usual <– (that’s the meal plan from the 90 day challenge). This week, I have taken out ALL condiments (‘cept for lemon juice) from my meals as to not get so much sodium and sugar into my diet. Too much sodium will cause you to retain water and look puffy. Sugar of course, if not used for energy immediately will turn to fat.
I am only doing this no condiments thing until next Tuesday because I have a YouTube shoot in LA on Wed and Thurs that I am preparing for. Then on Monday the 26th, I am attending the Shorty Awards in NYC! Thank you guys for helping me get into the Top 6 🙂 I’ll find out there if we get the award for Social Fitness or not. I hope so! I mean, Blogilates is on so many social sites it’s kinda ridic. I can’t sleep it’s so ridic. Are you already following me on all of these social networks?
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So yeah guys, when you feel like quitting or giving up, remember why you embarked on this journey in the first place. It’s all about keeping your goals clear, close, and attainable. I loved looking at your inspiration boards BTW. Here’s a pretty one from POPster Rachel Elizabeth!
You all did a fabulous job, can’t wait to see the others! Remember, you have til the end of the week to complete this project which will change your life, or outlook on life at the very least. Directions here. Remember, you make what you want out of this.
Have a great hump day! Push through and DO IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!!!!