"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen." -- Frank Lloyd WrightDo you consider yourself dedicated? Do you do what it takes day after miserable day for the results you want to see? Watching extreme make-over weight loss edition the guy said, "You did a third of the work, you get a third of the reward." TRUTH!
Yesterday was a challenge for me. It was one of those days where for starters, I didn't want to wake up. I just wanted to stay in bed for another hour, but no, work was calling my name. So I got up and got ready.
Rising to the challenge
I had my gym bag all packed, I took it with me, and as the day went on, I started to pay the price of skipping my PT for two days in a row. Time to get back on that! I was sore, and achy, and the gym was the last thing I wanted to do.
I sat on the bus and struggled with myself to NOT get off on my regular stop and just go home. I thought, if I just sit here, I'll end up at the gym and have no choice. So I did. I drug my sorry butt in there, got dressed and hopped on some machines. I even did a little weight machines before I left. Boy am I sore today, I barely did anything on the weight machines, my arms are just terribly weak.
Anyhow, I did the rower twice, I did a recumbent, a cross-trainer, and two weight machines before I left. I was there an hour. I had wanted to stay for at least 1.5 hours and maybe swim, but the lanes were closed for a swim thing and I was starving and tired so I just went home. (To find I"d lost another lb!)Either way, I'm really proud that I went. I was tired and sore and feeling like crap but I went anyhow. Dedication is a totally new thing to me, and I'm glad I've found it. :) I've always liked the quote, "Make progress, or make excuses." Even though for a REALLY long time I only made excuses. Here I am though, 72 lbs down, 72 lbs to go, making progress and done with excuses.