Work this morning was all sorts of great. The usual work sort of Monday, but in a great way.
After work I went and met up with Janae and Ashley at The Pizza Factory...you know my love for the PF salad bar. Well, lucky for me, these girls share my love. I stole this pic from Janae.
Sorry for the photo-plagiarism Janae my dear. I'll pay you back with a Maverick ice cream cone?These girls are awesome and SO motivating. Janae has been training her TAIL off for the Boston Marathon, and has had some injuries which might stop her from running it. :( She is insane in the membrane, in such a good and incredibly speedy way. Ash is training for the Ogden Marathon, and has been running like a maniac as well.
We sat and ate our mile high salads and talked all about running, eating, exercise, and on and on and on. It made me re-realize how much it helps to have good support in our endeavors to be healthy.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by positive supportive people who let me rant and rave about everything health and fitness all the time; My family, my friends, my clients, my neighbors, my bloggy buddies, strangers I run into at the store, and anyone else that comes into my path...like it or not ;) I have great workout buddies. I have lots of willing mouths to test out my newest culinary creations. I even have lots of listening ears with encouraging words for when I feel like all my hard work isn't paying off. It helps SO much.
I hope that in with my clients, friends, and in my writing I can be a support system for the people around me as well. Find some positive support to hold you accountable, keep you thinking about your goals, remind you that there are ups and downs, and help you to achieve success.
You CAN do it. Whatever your goal may be. A certain weight loss, a certain race time, a new lifestyle. It is possible.
It will only be possible if you continue to try. We all have crappy weeks, days, and moments of weakness where we want to throw our hands in the air and give up. Don't. You CAN do it.
Don't be afraid to push yourself. One of the things I've learned more than anything else in my job is that people underestimate themselves. You are capable of a lot more than you give yourself credit for.
Don't be afraid to try things that may be scary or new or may seem hard. You'll probably surprise yourself.
Injuries heal. Set backs are simply small steps back so you can REALLY see how far forward you've come. You'll continue forward and surpass what you thought were your limits.
You are strong and you are capable. Don't give up. You CAN do it.
Who is your support system? I have always been so lucky to have great examples to follow in my mom and my sisters, but have received amazing support in all I do from my whole family and all of my incredible friend, and my blogging buddies of course! What are some accomplishments you've made that may have seemed extremely hard at first? Running the SLC marathon was a HUGE on for me. My non-sugar eating has also been a big thing for me!