I love what I do–I get to interact with so many different people, different stories, different experiences, different opinions.
What amazes me is the fact that I have met so many smart people who give up! They just out-and-out give up.
I am impressed by those of you who show up each and every day and really give it your all.
Those of you that work hard during the day, take care of your families, have other obligations BUT still show up, work your hardest and TRY. Once a week, twice a week or everyday…you keep me going with your commitment, energy and dedication.
We have had a lot of people who have come to boot camp over the years and I can spot a quitter a mile away. Quitter, I know, it’s a harsh word, but you know I don’t pull punches with this and sometimes the truth hurts.
Quitters make excuses. Winners show up. Winners make the effort.
I’m a black/white kind of girl……I really don’t see or understand grey areas.
We all have a story. We all have some kind of history, some life experience that may have changed you or impacted you.
I am sure that you don’t let your kids quit. You encourage them, you show them the benefits of toughing things out, you hold them accountable.
So why is it ok for you to quit. Why is it ok for you to flake out on your fitness? Why is it ok for you to give up on healthy eating??
Many of you know my story. Chubby girl, lost my dad when I was 6. Got chubbier then got fat in high school. I lost my mom on my 20th birthday.
I could have easily slipped into depression or a food coma. I pulled myself together and I didn’t give up. What good would it have done for me to give up on life?
Yes, I had to grow up fast and my world changed first at 6 then at 20 yrs old. I didn’t give up on me.
You have choices. You are where you are because of the choices you have made. No one did this to you. You did this. You have chosen where you are and decided it. But don’t ever give up on you!
Is boot camp tough? Oh hell yeah it is! I am beyond proud of those of you who tough it out. When I see you doing push ups on your toes or running faster, pushing harder, reaching further; it makes me so proud!
Some people give up and they will always find an excuse or something to blame other than themselves. For those of you that are doing it and not giving up I say “you are awesome and unstoppable”.
You don’t always get what you wish for…you get what you work for!
Your choice is to keep sucking it in or…suck it up and just do it!
Don’t stop until you’re proud of your accomplishment and effort.