Healthy Living

You’re As Strong As You Think You Are

Have you ever read the book The Little Engine That Could? I loved it as a child and read it often to my children today. It’s a story about a little blue engine that wanted to do more than switch cars for the bigger trains. Well, one day, that blue engine got his chance to prove himself worthy of more significant tasks when he was asked to move a train of toys over a high mountain. Never having been over that mountain, the other trains all told him he couldn’t do it, but he knew better. He kept repeating “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” to himself, and as he said the words over and over again, he got the power he needed to haul over the high mountain. The story ends with the blue engine telling himself “I knew I could,  I knew I could, I knew I could.”

We aren’t much different than that little blue engine. Is there something you are dealing with today that has you feeling weak or not good enough? It could be at home or work, with friends or family. Maybe you know you can do it, but everyone else is telling you that it’s not possible. DON’T LISTEN TO THEM! Listen to your HEART instead. Your gut will lead you in the right direction.

Always remember you are as STRONG and as HEALTHY as you think you are! 

This theory is so critical when it comes to your fitness/healthy living journey! My life coach and friend Maia from The Worx by Maia said something that hit home for me a couple of weeks ago during one of her HIIT workout classes. “You always have two choices, left or right, backward or forward. You decide whether your workout is going to be amazing or just good” It’s as simple as that!

Our Life Our Choices, yet so many of us take the easier route in fear that we aren’t strong enough!

That fear has got to end if we are going to live the lives we want, especially on your fitness journey. You can’t reach your desired point without pushing yourself to that strongest peak. You decide every day whether you're strong enough to finish your workout without going easy on yourself, without quitting and also what happens afterward. To know that it all rests on your shoulders is a huge responsibility, and the second you acknowledge just how strong you are for yourself, you will see things starting to change for the better.

 I can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring for you. I hope your fitness goals are to be as strong as you know you can be and maybe even go stronger.

I hope this blog helps you or someone you know. As always, I’d love to hear from you. Where do you feel your weakest or strongest in your fitness journey? Leave your comments below. 

Yours,