well...back to the gym and boy does my *ss hurt. literally.
Tracy Anderson is receiving hate mail as we speak (not really)
but holy cow pat...Anybody know how to stretch the butt? My bottom dollar was aching before I hopped on Arnold.
I felt it the whole time.
So, I love music. I like to listen to music off the radio while I work out.
Some dude must have been grooving on my wavelength today cause I got my five favorite inspirational songs in a row.
Including the song you hear right off the bat on my blog.
So I hear that song, and then I hear unwritten and then I hear
Higher by creed.
So, I am pumping away feeling really awesome. I am burning fat cells like a mofo.
Then there's the line that says...
So let's go there, lets go there Come on, lets go there Let's ask can we stay?
Up high I feel like I'm alive for the very first time. Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams And make them mine. Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams, And make them mine.
I nearly lost it right around- I feel like I'm alive for the very first time.
Because it's true.
I am not reacting, I am not just 'dealing', I am not settling. I am creating. I am being the person I want to be...not the person other people have told me I am. or even The person I used to tell myself I was. I am who I make myself. I control my life. I can be whoever I want to be....
So, there I am struggling not to cry. I'm like dontcrydontcrydontcrydontcry
But every once in a while it just hits me like a ton of bricks. I am doing IT.
The THING I was so certain I couldn't do....
What else can I do?
What can I achieve if I approach it with the same focus and determination I am applying here.
If I can do this....so can you.
I failed time and time and time again. There are many reasons I failed...but those failings didn't make me a failure.
They made me smarter. They gave me a compass. If I hadn't tried and failed, I wouldn't know now what does or does not work.
So, If you have failed. Learn whatever lesson the failure taught you and apply it. If you fail again, pick yourself up again...
as I read on one blog the other day...think it was Did I eat that out loud.....begin failing, instead of quitting.
Here's some facts:
A list of Abraham Lincoln’s Failures:
Lost job, 1832
Defeated for legislature, 1832
Failed in business, 1833
Elected to legislature, 1834
Sweetheart (Ann Rutledge) died, 1835
Had nervous breakdown, 1836
Defeated for Speaker, 1838
Defeated for nomination for Congress, 1843
Elected to Congress, 1846
Lost renomination, 1848
Rejected for Land Officer, 1849
Defeated for Senate, 1854
Defeated for nomination for Vice-President, 1856
Again defeated for Senate, 1858
Elected President, 1860
Thomas A. Edison: Overcoming Failure
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”– Michael Jordan
Be the person you have dreamed of being...I am nearly halfway there.
It is the first step that is the hardest. Once you get some victories under your belt...you will feel stronger.
Here is one of my favorite quotes:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”