At the time that I filmed this video I was preparing to compete in an NPC (National Physique Committee) bikini competition.
It’s not all glamour you see. I’m lacquered in layer upon layer of stinky spray tan and looking like a tall, buffed, Portuguese oompa-loompah. Laugh, it’s ok. My family thinks it’s hilarious
How does this relate to you and taking charge? Because I want you to know that even though your goals may not look like mine, YOUR goals are ones that need YOUR attention.
This requires some action on your end. Take charge.
So many of my women are taking charge and squashing excuses. Even on days when you are a little tired, feeling less than excited and motivated or frustrated with what you think of as “lack of results”.
Take charge. Yes, I said it again.
I always tell my goddesses, the moment that you start having that little conversation in your head that you “can’t, won’t, don’t”… you are right. Because, if you begin to think these things, then ultimately you are giving up and won’t proceed with taking charge.
It starts with your thoughts. Those thoughts then become things. Shift your mindset and shift your life!
I’m a realist. I know that somedays you’ll feel like shit, want to give up or have no desire to exercise or eat right. On those days have self-compassion, listen to your body and take the break you need. One day off isn’t going to make you a failure. I tossed out that mindset as it wasn’t serving me and making me feel inadequate.
You are literally one day, one workout, one meal from picking back up and getting back on track.
When one day turns to 3 or 10 days without taking care of yourself it’s time to reach out for help! Yes! Call a friend who you know will be your accountability, get your butt into a new exercise class or join an awesome Facebook group of likeminded women (like my Goddess Body Project page HERE).
The fastest way to get back on track is easier than you think. What is it? Get OUT of your head. Be in your body, be mindful, breathe and just move. You can do it!
Here’s a quickie video for you to motivate you to take charge (don’t mind the crazy hair-do and shaky video)!