To some people these words are just that; words. They don’t hold any meaning and lack value.
To me these words mean so much more.
You see, commitment is a real thing. When I decide I’m going to do something, I give it my all. I stay focused on my goal and determined to accomplish what I set out to do. I have grit & discipline.
Two weeks ago I said I was going to hit my macros every day – no matter what. And guess what? I haven’t cheated. Not because I haven’t wanted to or because I haven’t been teased (my husband eats vanilla ice cream every night). I haven’t cheated because I have grit. I won’t let myself.
But nowadays we are in a society full of pansies. A society full of people who lack drive, focus, and determination. People who lack COMMITMENT & DETERMINATION.
When you sign up for something, you’re making a commitment to someone; whether it be yourself, your family, a business, etc. You are acknowledging that you will stay focused and determined to reach your goals. You won’t let excuses get in your way. You won’t let life hold you back.
Yet, every single day it seems I hear some excuse for why a person can no longer work out. Their kids. Their work commute. Their budget. Their family problems. Their injuries or limitations. Their busy life.
But you know what these excuses are at the end of the day? Bullshit. They really are just bullshit.
Everyone has excuses including myself. I have a 6 week old. I’m tired as fuck. I work 50+ hours a week growing a business. I’m so incredibly sore! But you know what? I made a commitment last week to workout 3 x week minimum. I told myself I would fit back into my pre-pregnancy shorts by October 15th. I made a commitment to myself to get back in shape.
And … I am finding the time. It isn’t easy. I get interrupted most days when I workout. I literally can’t sit some days because my ass is so sore. But none of that has stopped me.
So, what’s the point of all of this?
Stop making f’ing excuses. Just do what you said you were going to do. Find the time for yourself. Push through the soreness. Modify the workouts if you need it (I sure am doing that as I come back). Turn off your $200 a month directV to find room in your budget. Tell a coach what areas you need to modify.
Most of all though, just show up. For youself, for you kids, for your future.
And don’t be a pansy.