It doesn’t matter if some people don’t believe in you. A lot of people might not believe in you. All you need is yourself, and one or two people in the right place. But you always have to trust yourself.
If you don’t believe, others won’t.
It’s not easy. Your trust in yourself can flicker. There’s nothing wrong with questioning yourself. Nobody believes in themselves 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. You can be honest with yourself, see your mistakes, and still believe in your end game. But you need to believe in yourself a majority of the time. When you don’t, you need to go through the motions. FIGHT. GRIND. REPEAT. FAIL UNTIL YOU DON’T.
So as some of you know last November I set out on what would be one of the most fulfilling things I have yet to do in life! Let me tell you it sure has been one hell of a ride thus far. Today I graduated AIT. I am officially an American Soldier and a Combat Medic. I am part of the 1% that is serving today and I am very proud to be a part of something bigger than myself. I can not wait to earn the title DOC. But until then it’s time to focus on the next goal. I’ll share more when I’m either successful or I fail at it. .
.. I wanna say thank you to the people who have supported me through the whole thing and continue too. You know who you are. Without you guys this journey would be a lot more challenging. Thank goodness my family was able to join. I owe everything to God! All of this is a gift and I am so blessed! Please continue to bless me with your prayers I need all of them! .
Race recap: Part of being an athlete is adapting to situations and making the most out of it. Today was a perfect example of why you keep on working hard no matter what. I had played out multiple race plans in my head, none of which consisted of a 9:48 (4:51,4:57) opening two miles. But when swift competition shows up you have to make game day decisions. After the quick start I settled into pace after the eventual winner broke the race open in mile three. Next 8 miles were all b/t 5:11-5:17 pace and all by myself. I could feel my competition behind me, stalking me. It’s a terrible feeling and last thing I wanted to do was look, so I didn’t. Mile 11 came and it was my worst mile of the race (5:27). I let me competition back in the race. Damn me! I was passed with 700 meters left and hung on for dear life, only to fall short at the end by a mere 3 seconds. After battling from the start I ended up on the podium in 3rd place in 69:05 which I’m proud to call my new PR! Guess that’s what you get when preparation meets execution. Onto the next one where bigger and better things are coming!
Huge congrats to @bmxjrod for another PR! And to Jamie for continuing her comeback from pregnancy.
If you want change, you just have to go for it.
There are no magic words of wisdom or motivation that will help you get started. You literally just have to get up, quit making excuses, and get after your goals.
Tough love right there, but it’s true. You have to say to yourself enough is enough, and commit to changing your life.
It’s not about a number on a scale... it’s about your health. Do you want to stick around a while? Be there for the big moments?
If yes, then get up and do something about it. You CAN do it. You CAN reach every goal you set for yourself. ...
I’m starting a BOOK CLUB 📚! I looooove to read and share ideas so...I thought I’d invite you to read with me! I originally thought it would be starting this week but then I realized it’s a holiday week and you all are probably doing some super fun things and not a whole lot of reading.🤓So let’s start next week! Every Friday I will post something about a chapter in the book and I invite you to read along and comment. If you post a highlight tag me and I’ll post it for others to see. I’d love to get together with other Southern Oregon readers to discuss at some point in the future! I’m already through chapter one and can’t wait to talk about it! The link to buy the book is in my profile👆🏻. Can’t wait to share ideas with you💡🙌 ...
Week 2 day 3 Shoulder intervals
10 minute ab fix
I got booted inside at the very end, ab workouts are much harder when you're getting pelted in the eyes with rain. ☔
This morning I woke up a total grump (thanks mother nature) and i wanted to crawl into the fetal position and stay there since this is technically supposed to be a rest day anyways but I want to enjoy this 3 day weekend with my family without having to break for a workout. So i did it, it was tougher since I'm pretty sluggish and super bloated 😖
But at one point I was laying on my deck as the rain was sprinkling on me and I was so content, a peace and happy.
Content because I get to stay at home with my boys and while I workout they often put on a show so I can watch them. And in that moment there was no other place I'd rather have been.
Peaceful because nature is such a gift that I am truly starting to appreciate. I love the rain and it's not often that I am actually out in it to truly enjoy it.
Happy because I am very lucky to have a dry home that I can go into and snuggle my babies. 😊 ...