Overcoming Hurdles

The first month of 2018 was a challenge to say the least. I mean January 1st my dog decided to swallow a bounce sheet, which resulted in me having to induce vomiting and clean up puddles of puke everywhere. A few hours later she decided to dig a tampon out of my purse and eat the cotton, which resulted in an emergency trip to the vet and more vomiting. I mean, it can only get better from there, right?
January was also the first time I tried getting back into workouts and nutrition full force since my knee sprain and muscle damage last February. This injury still pops back up and causes issues, so I have had to modify like crazy or even skip certain moves entirely some days when it is feeling tight. I also got sick for the first time in ages this month, which resulted in a setback with my weight loss progress as I had to skip more workouts and didn’t do my best on the nutrition front.
This month I also faced a pretty tough decision professionally. Anyone that has known me more than a year will be able to vouch for the fact that I had gradually found myself less and less passionate for my existing beauty company, which was evident in my shift in focus and lack of posts. Well I’ve been watching a professional beauty brand for over a year now. I found out that the brand I had fallen in love with over a year ago is finally launching in Canada, and that was the sign that I needed to make a change. I decided to leave behind a company that I had loved for 4 years, and been a part of for 3. I won’t bash my old company because that isn’t what I am about, but what I will say is that my soon to be new company is just a much better fit for me and my future. I love the concept behind the entire company, I truly LOVE the products I’ve tried so far, and I couldn’t be more excited to ride this out with a great group of women.
Lastly – I lost 12 pounds this month (so far) despite all of the hindrances and setbacks. This month was full of hurdles, but I am considering it a pretty freaking successful month!
February, I’m coming for ya!
xoxo
Jess

Overcoming hurdles

This quote could not be more true! Cardio and I have never been friends. It is something that I have struggled with since I was a child, and even into adulthood. I never would have thought that I would be able to do a Turbo Fire workout, and even as I started the program I still had my doubts. I remember the first time I tried Turbo Fire, and even the next couple of times, I honestly thought that I was going to keel over and die. I was sweating buckets, I had to pause the tape every few minutes to get a drink of water, and my heartrate was so high I was actually starting to worry about my safety.

I pushed through though, and I’m not going to say it got easier, but I will say that I GOT BETTER. People usually say that it gets easier, and in a way it does. By the same token though, it doesn’t necessarily get easier- because as you get better, you find yourself pushing harder, doing more, bringing it just that much more. You can jump higher, kick and punch harder, master moves you couldn’t do when you started, and even get through workouts without having to pause the disk.

Believe in yourself, because you CAN do it. It doesn’t matter if you have to pause the dvd a hundred times to calm your heart rate and get a drink of water. It doesn’t matter if you have to skip moves because you genuinely don’t have the strength to do them. It ¬†doesn’t matter if you have to follow the modified version of moves. All that matters is that you TRY, because the next time you try the workout you could be strong enough to do it. As long as you are trying, you are still burning calories! Push through it, and over time you will be amazed at what you have overcome.

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