Ever felt like you have been pushed to limits?
Or have you ever looked at a project or workout and felt like there was no way you could, do it?
What happens inside…
Do you feel like not even trying?
Why would I do such a crazy thing?
Most of us run from things we struggle with, myself included.
I would like to challenge you today…what if you tried…
You either succeed or you fail.
Do you truly fail?
To me everything is FEEDBACK.
If I go to do an exercise and my form is a wreck…feedback.
Lighten the load, focus on form.
Now I want to share a little story. Somehow Tony wraps me into these DIY projects at home.
If you have been reading my stuff for a while now you probably know I loathe these projects.
I always love them when they are done, I simply don’t like the process.
This last project was a little patio installation with ya know the heaviest pavers you can buy.
132 lbs. each to be exact. (Yes I looked it up and did the math!)
Tony did the hard part of digging the trench for the gas and electric to be run, then together we filled it back in and started prepping for the pavers.
Manually digging down some 7 inches…I lost track…oh and leveling the surface the whole way.
I reminded him a skid steer probably would have made this easier. 😉
We then put a base layer of ground stone, packed that, laid a layer of fabric and then added the sand.
My super annoying personality took the responsibility of leveling the sand and prepping the 2x3ft area.
Together we lifted a paver and strategically placed it perfectly square and level.
After setting the first paver, I cried.
Yep, I cried.
I knew we had 38 more to go and there was no way I could do it.
Or could I?
I truly didn’t think I could physically do this project, but I wanted to see this done.
Finish what you start, and I am not a quitter.
I think it is ironic that we completed this the same week at Leo’s birthday, which is always a challenging time.
I reminded myself, I could hang in for 55 hours to deliver Leo, this project surely wasn’t as bad as that, right?
We came home every night last week and did a row or two, 3-6 pavers a night and by Sunday it was completed.
Just when you want to give up you start chipping away at it.
Health and wellness goals are just like laying 132 lb. pavers. 😉
You feel like you can’t reach that goal, then you start losing pound after pound.
Before you know it you hit the goal.
It is never as fast as you want, there are set back (additional trips to Lowes), but you keep pushing forward.
If you don’t try you will never know.
You may feel like you’ll never be able to achieve the goal and that’s where I am going to tell you, you need a coach.
It is going to be intimidating, you may not want to do the work, but the results are simply amazing.
If you have been struggling getting start, stop thinking and start doing.
If you are on this journey, keep up the awesome work. Each week, month, year will add up.
Invest in you, it’s the best money you will ever spend.
Let me know if you need help!