Life gets busy. Kids, errands, work, etc etc etc. With only 24 hours in a day, why would someone want to spend the small amount of solace they have throwing around heavy pieces of metal and sweating profusely.
At some point enough is enough. Enough I'll start tomorrow, enough I don't have time, enough I'm too tired. It's time to take control of your life and prioritize YOU! But how?
Set boundaries. Say no to helping others, say no to going out EVERY weekend, say no to taking that extra shift at work.
Sit and be still. It's okay to not do anything. Once the house is clean and all of the daily duties have been done and met, be still. Lay down, watch a movie, have that glass of wine. Turn your brain off momentarily for the time you have to mentally recharge.
Ask for help. Those of you with kids, tap into your support system and let them know what you need so you can find that break or peace and time to be you.
This isn't an advice column, this is a real column. All of the above(except no kids yet), I have taken part of more than once during my 100 day journey. I'm renewed, I'm refreshed, I'm happy. I still struggle too.
So what has working out and this "new" lifestyle done for me.
1. Amazing body
2. Self confidence/reassurance
3. Raised the standards that I have for myself
4. Lived experience and relation with those who struggling with fitness and nutrition and the process of "getting back"
We are currently at day 75. 25 days to go. The crazy part about this all is that I'm a gym owner, former Division 1 and pro athlete and this shouldn't be an issue right.....? But it is because I am you!
If you are just joining/reading about Coach Jamil's 100 day journey check out previous post below to follow the full journey.
Jamil Cooks- Believer, Big Hearted, Hardworking, Mistake Maker