*WARNING* I hate proof reading because I see how much my ADD comes through in my writing. Strap on your seat belts cuz it’s gonna be one hellavan ADD ride!!!!!…………
You can probably guess by my lack of blogging that I didn’t finish Brazil Butt Lift. I was being very hard on myself and very disappointed in myself until my trainer, Tiffani, and my friend, Karey, gave me a swift kick in the ass.
Tiffani reminded me that I’d finally completed all of the workouts for Week 1 and did the first day of Week 2. That’s the best I’ve done in the three years I’ve had BBL. Still whining, I told her I really didn’t want to have to start over and she told me I didn’t have to- just pick up where I left off. So, today, I’m starting Day 1 of Week 2 (again). I would like to finish it this month but for now my goal is to finish Week 2. As I type this I’m not eating an Eggo waffle or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I’m drinking a smoothie (which, by the way, you can add too much ice) with almond milk, ice and frozen strawberries. After I finish this I’ll be popping in Sculpt which is always a big hurdle for me.
Karey spent some time showing me what I’d accomplished with Pure Romance (she’s my sponsor) and showed me how to look at my life with a new perspective. Instead of focusing on what I didn’t do, she encouraged me to focus on what I did do and make new goals for what I want to do. I kept hearing other consultants say how dead December was and not to expect much. I already had five parties booked! I ended the month with over $2,000 in retail- my highest month yet. Karey asked each of her team members to do at least $400 for the month. I did five times what she asked and did twice as much as she did. Hell, yeah, I’m patting myself on my back!! (I kicked everyone’s ass in sales, Whoop! Whoop!)
“You keep saying ‘I am trying,’ but yet you do not see the success you have already had.” This is what Karey said to me to get me to change my perspective on my life and when she reminded me of the monetary goal she’d set for us.
“So here is what I want you to do for Christmas….I want you to be proud of every single thing you have done for your kids this year.” These were Karey’s parting words for me which I now have on a stickie on my wall.
All it takes is one little sentence, the right sentence, to get motivated to change your life. No, I didn’t complete BBL like I wanted to. But, I finally completed an entire week and I’m not giving up.
I have a friend who has been through some really shitty times in his life. Many people in his situation would have given up by now and just quit life. But he keeps going. I’ve seen us both say we’re going to make positive changes in our lives and we will for a while but then we both slip back into our old ways. Thanks to Karey and Tiffani I’m hoping that I don’t slide back but if I do, I’ll look back on what I HAVE accomplished and use that as motivation to get back up and going again. And I’ll help my friend do that as well. <smack on the forehead> I just realized that I did for him what Karey did for me at Thanksgiving! I reminded him where he was a year ago and showed him how far he’d come. It’s amazing how you can dish out advice but can’t seem to make yourself follow what you’re dishing out. 🙂
I have a lot of changes to make regarding my fitness goals but I’m making small changes. No, I’m not an alcoholic but I was having a cocktail every night while reading and soaking in the tub. Hubby has strict instructions NOT to make me a drink during the week. That will cut out a lot of unnecessary calories! This is a really hard time of year for me and there have been times I’ve wanted to drink my way through it to numb the pain. But I know that when I wake up the next morning with a killer headache the pain is still there. I choose to face it head on and not let it get me down. Exercising releases endorphins and I choose happy endorphins over headaches and vomiting, hands down.
Alright, enough babbling. Smoothie is almost gone so it’s time to get my sculpt on!
It’s a New Year. Make some positive changes but take time to reflect on your accomplishments no matter how small they may have been. 2013 is going to be the year Fit Bitch finally conquers Slacker Fattie!