It’s the little things that are keeping me going over the past couple of weeks. I did get off to a semi decent start in 2014, but not really near where I thought I should have been and then the old mindset kicked in and I started making it hard for myself. You know the old – I’ll just sleep in this morning and make up for it tomorrow – I had a bad day at work today, so I’ll make it better by having a meal away from my weekly menu or my favourite – I really pushed myself yesterday and I’m a bit sore, so I will have to take an extra rest day (but being honest there was no need for it).
Like I mentioned at the start. It really is the little things that make me want to push and better myself or hit a new PR, and I have been receiving a few of these little things recently.
These things are as simple as a new follower/ like/ comment here on the blog (which I honestly thought I would be writing to myself), a comment of congratualtions or keep at it, people who make themselves available for questions or just general chit chat (I’m looking your way crossfitordie and Claudia), but the biggest of all is the support I am providing to others without even knowing it!
I love the fact that I am doing such a huge job of this weight loss thing, and with the support of a whole office here at work (there are a few task masters), a really good mate who really pushed me in the right direction (thanks Andrew), but most of all my family. All of the previously mentioned support is great and I will be forever in debt to all of my support team. One of the biggest motivators for me going forward is the fact I have had two people say they are working harder or have been given the kick in the pants they need by using me as inspiration to help with this.
Now this is a wonderful thing. Something I needed to do (lose weight) and do so without a second thought (even though there were a few second thoughts haha) is not only helping me, but is also providing support/ motivation to others is very humbling.
So next time I wake up and reach for the snooze button, I will continue on with my whole body knowing that this potentially has the fact to act as a butterly effect and help someone further down the road.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
Until next time, happy fitness!