Hi Guys, I was thinking about change and how you can think your right where you should be, only to realise actually it’s time for a change. I have always been a person who was open to change, especially if I thought it would help me to grow in one way or another. The transition hasn’t always been easy, as in some situations I had to really challenge myself. Let me put it another way, change can sometimes feel like seasons.
I’ll give you an example, for a long time I have wanted to get healthy and be the best version of myself that I can be… So the other day I joined the gym with a friend, as I’m a person who needs to be pushed or it will just stay a plan that never becomes active.
I got all fired up and on the first day was kitted out in my gym wear, feeling good and energised. Stay with me.. So I started some stretches to warm up, went on the treadmill, slowly making my way around the apparatus. Finally, I came to the abs machine, because God knows it’s one area I really need to be working on.
In my mind I was like, I’ve got to do 10 reps of 50 and the weight was on 20kg. I know…”Yes” I’m laughing to myself now but at the time, I was like “Let’s do this”. Everything seemed to be going fine until I got off the apparatus, and suddenly I got a massive tummy spasm, three in fact. I thought I was going to have a baby and I couldn’t move, as I leaned up against the walk trying to compose myself. Two guys came up to me and said: “You alright love” in which I responded “Is it supposed to do that” as I tried to style it out. One guy said to me “It’s your body telling you that it working”, and then he went on to say you need to select a lower weight which will allow me to do more reps. That week I was on a mission, going swimming and even working out with a trainer.
Then week two kicked in and the momentum and energy I had, started to decrease, can you relate? The reason I’m sharing this with you is because in life there are changes that impact our next steps. It could be that outfit you want to fit in before you go on holiday or an event or that job you’ve always wanted.
Its how you adapt to change that matters, change is inevitable as life forces us to make choices every day, and we have to decide if it will have a positive impact on our lives. I decided to fix’s up as the journey to my new change may not be easy but it will be worth it in the end.
One message that lingered with me, was to pace myself and be consistent!
So my message to you is to try and embrace change with ease, find your rhythm and push through any uncomfortable moments because that’s what they are moments. You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. I’ll keep you posted about my healthier life journey, Let me know your thoughts, until next time.
Stay blessed Lisa x