Last night on my way home, I spent the 45-minute drive telling myself that I could run 3 miles. I had done it before, accidentally, so OF COURSE I can do it tomorrow (today). WHY did I have to do this? Because I have two streams of thought constantly battling each other in my head.
I have had A LOT of experiences in my life where I knew that being comfortable and conservative in my thoughts was the best outcome for me. Thanks to some shitty men in my life. In addition to that, I have had even more experiences that have taught me to explore the unknown, to push the limits of my self-perceived potential and just go. What could it hurt? Thanks to some amazing women in my life.
I have lost 100 pounds since September 2017 (yes, in less than 10 months) and let me tell you, I’ve never had as many clashes of these two thought processes more. And while both have had their place in it, the drive to just do it, to try the new gym, to say no to the traditional American diet, to push myself farther than yesterday has ALWAYS allowed me to succeed. Today I needed to ignore the conservative beliefs of my own ability and tell myself “Yes, you got this. Why the hell couldn’t you do it?” It was three miles, only three. But accomplishing this, intentionally, will fuel my ambition for the next round of conservative thoughts. Just believe in yourself, y’all.
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