Its Monday and I am FEELING IT. Anyone else??
As I was choosing to actually get out of bed this morning at 4:45, I was developing every excuse in the book of why it wasn’t a good idea to workout and that sleep was soooooo much better for me.
But then again, I have this conversation EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING.
I was thinking about my tendency to slip down that slope of excuses (helloooooooo lazy bum) and realized that if I quit today, I will probably come up with an excuse to quit tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… and the next day…
You catch my drift?
(Ever been there yourself friend?)
Yet as I was pumping some iron and breaking a pretty great sweat at O’Dark-thirty and getting my heart rate up, I thought about a familiar phrase a teacher used to say ALL the time…
IF YOU DON’T QUIT, YOU WIN.
Think about that for a minute.
The only way you fail at this adventure we call life is if you throw in the towel and giving up.
But it doesn’t always look like a HUGE moment of failure does it?
Quitting could be loosing heart in a goal you set for yourself.
Quitting could mean putting everything else first before your health and well being.
Quitting could mean letting go of who God made you to be and falling into the trap of comparison and perfectionism. Oh man… That’s where I have been!
So how do we change?
It’s surprisingly simple…
Tiny, microscopic, little, daily choices.
Saying yes to the things that are going to bless and benefit your body, even when you DON’T want to (helloooooooo 4:45am wake up call). Its taking your priorities, to-do list and responsibilities and letting go of the things that don’t REALLY matter.
Winning is YOU being fully present, living from your beautiful heart and saying yes day after day after day. I know its not easy sweet friend, but I am right there with you and believe in you.
Take a deep breathe and know that you and God got this today <3