Fit Tip Friday – There is Power in the Pause

There is POWER in the pause.

Pause. Rest. Whatever you need… for as long as you may need.

There is nothing shameful about it and it doesn’t make you any less than.

But don’t you quit.

I respect and am inspired by those who honor themselves and their needs by pausing, not quitting.

Pride and ego have no place in health and wellness, if you ask me.

You loved and honored yourself enough to SHOW UP, why wouldn’t you love and honor yourself enough to do what you need to do to FINISH what you started?

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Work For It Wednesday – Take Action!

WHY…

Why are people so willing to spend hours dreaming and wishing, and spend their time and energy cutting down others who are DOING… instead of using that time and energy to DO?

I’ve never understood it, perhaps because I’m not a dreamer myself, I’m a doer; I’m action oriented and more than willing to put in hard work (as long as there is a payoff – no hamster wheels for me!) in order to achieve what I want to achieve.

Dreaming is nice, but without doing, you aren’t getting very far!

Deep thoughts this gorgeous Wednesday morning 😉

Kara Keepin’ It Real – Not Going Up In Weights

Let me keep it real here and say I am struggling mightily to not up my weights for the program I am currently in – especially as my trainer encouraged us to go up this week as we enter the third week of 8.

But I decided before I even took this program on again, after the 1-2 punch of doing it last time coupled with the 175 mile challenge, my body was taxed and it needed a slower pace, it needed me to be a little gentler… to recover from what it went through and to set up a conducive environment for what I’d like it to go through (conceiving a child).

But it is so hard. It is ALL ego, and ALL competitive spirit… but it’s still a challenge.

I know being gentler and focusing on form is what I need right now, and so that’s why I continue to work on that instead of upping weights… but in keeping it real, I will tell you that is a VERY tall order for my personality type!

Take Action Tuesday – Never Easy!

I mean, did you really think I was leaving the store without this shirt?!

Of. Course. Not.

You know, I often hear the refrain “but it’s easy for you”, and I would like to respectfully disagree – it is never easy for me.

You think waking up at the hour that I do is easy? It definitely isn’t, especially when I have a snugglebug dog snuggled up to/on me… it is not easy to peel myself from that and workout, trust and believe that!

But the other alternative is to wish, hope and pray for strength and wellness… and that’s not me – I am action-oriented. I need to be doing, not dreaming.

It is not easy, but it is necessary, and it does get a little bit easier once you get into the habit, I will admit that much.

But please don’t assume this is easy for me – I battle as much as anyone else, I just do what it takes to WIN said battles (most of the time 😉)