As I sit at home tonight and write this post, I have so many things I want to say that it’s hard for me to get started. We all spend a little (or a lot) of time on social media everyday- whether that’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I don’t know about you but I get the vibe from a lot of people on social media that their life is perfect. They are always happy, have the best friends and family who they never argue or disagree with, fun adventures all the time, and the list goes on. People don’t tend to post about the day they had no energy to get out of bed, the day they got into a fight with their significant other or when they had to leave an outing early because their kids were throwing a tantrum. We choose to post the good times, and that’s okay, but it can be deceiving.
Lately I’ve discovered that i’m interested in reading posts, blogs and stories that are raw. Posts that show a persons flaws (because we all have them). I like to read that along with people’s beautiful lives and fun times, that they are real and that they know that it’s okay to talk about the not-so-good times.
Today marks another day 1 of #Workitout100 for me. I’m ready to get back into my “rise and grind” at the crack of dawn workout routine. I’m ready to hit my workouts hard and get my eating habits back on point. I wanted to be raw and real with you all. It’s not always easy for me to workout everyday, and because i’m human there are days that the last thing I want to do is go to the gym. Some days I would rather sit on the couch watching movies and eating junk food than to make even one healthy choice.
In the past I have taken “before” pictures, but haven’t shared them with anyone until a few weeks into my workout routine when I already had some results because I didn’t want to be judged and I felt better about myself having made some progress to compare to my starting point. Not this time. This time I decided I wanted to be with real and raw, I wanted to show all of you that we have to start somewhere. I haven’t always loved my body- but I can honestly say since starting #Workitout100, I have never felt better and more confident about myself. Am I perfect? No way, no one is. But I am perfectly imperfect and for that I am happy. I have learned to embrace my curves and have realized that strong truly is the new sexy.
For this next 100 day journey, I decided i’m going to take pictures at the end of every week so I can really track my progress and watch my body transform, instead of just tracking day 1 and day 100 like I have in the past. I’m excited to see the results along the way and of course, I will share them with all of you.
We are in this thing we call life, together. I will cheer for you and I would love it if you would cheer for me. We all need a support system, a cheer-leader and someone to push us when the last thing we want to do is workout. If you are interested in joining me for a new 100, sign up today. It’s FREE and the more people we have doing the challenge, the more accountability, support and cheering we will have along the way.
Remember, the motto of #Workitout100 is: Get Up & Move. Get in a fitness routine that works for you, set some goals and then come up with a plan to demolish them. Start small and work your way up. Track your days with pictures because pictures do an amazing job of showing you just how far you’ve come.
Let’s do this, Warriors. Cheers to 100.