Thursday, May 2, 2013

There Will Always Be Hurdles...

Yesterday was a rollercoaster of suck and awesome.
I had a crappy day due to lots of things going on in life, all of which are unnecessary and unimportant.

Instead of letting it negatively affect me, I used it to FUEL me and FUEL my workouts.

 I kickboxed in the morning
Power X-ed in the evening.

Burned over 1,090 calories combined for my workouts and felt stronger then ever.

I may not feel like I am getting the results I want, as fast as I want but I AM getting stronger.

For example, in Power X last night we did two new moves: 1 where we had to jump over the ViPR when it was standing up.

For those of you who have never seen or used a ViPR, they're tall! So naturally I was nervous, but I said to myself, screw it... the worst thing that can happen is it will fall over or I'll fall on my face.

Neither of those things happened.
I successfully hopped over.

In life there are always going to be hurdles. It's up to YOU to decide if you're going to push yourself and hop over them or stop in your tracks and let them win.

I choose the first option.
It usually results in wins every time.

We also did handstands at the end of the class and again I said to myself yeaaa there is no way you're going to be able to do that, it's been years.

But I threw myself into it and against the fence AND DID IT.
Not only did I do it.
I held it for a few minutes!

This morning I woke up feeling great so I wanted to take some updated body shots.
This one is from October:

Best I can do... I can't seem to find ANY progress pictures!

This one is from this morning:

My top half  [shoulders,chest,arms] seems to be leaning out... I can't tell if my stomach is though. It feels tighter and leaner but pictures always throw me off.

Thankfully my Tone It Up girls posted a picture that put everything in perspective for me:

All of those things are what matter.
-Not progress pictures.
-Not numbers on a scale.
-Not BS drama that you may have in your life.



  1. I can definitely tell a difference in your waist also! Great job! Keep it up :) I'm in the same boat, then I realized, I gained weight slowly so why would I loose it so quick. Guess we gotta just keep trucking along... Have a great week :)

  2. Jump the hurdle! I like it! You're right they are always there. Chin up is the only way to get passed them. Have a great end to your week!

  3. I love this post! Way to rock your workouts!

  4. Those are amazing workouts! Way to get it, girl!


  5. I think you're doing great! Some of my best workouts are on "bad" days!