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I hate running

Correction… i hate any cardio. thats why I am a pilates instructor… little to no cardio (hello jumpboards!)

But I spent most of the 2018 year telling myself I was going to run next year. So rolling into 2019, running a 5k and possibly a 10k went on the top of my list. I’m proud to say that since the first of the year I’ve ran 3 days a week every week. AND yesterday I ran TWO whole stinkin miles WITHOUT STOPPING. YEP. NO BREAKS. Just me and my running shoes.

Now the truth is, I HATE running. I don’t like it. I don’t want to do it. and i definitely don’t want to get out of my bed before 10, so getting up at 5:30 is basically my version of hell.

But i’m doing it.

Why?

Because I made a promise to myself. I set the goal. and when I make a promise to myself, I follow through.

What promises have you made to yourself? Are you keeping them or falling through the cracks?

With the new year comes new promises, we begin to tell ourselves that we are going to live healthier lives, overcome financial struggles, or even put ourselves out there more. ALL of that stuff is great, but what are you telling yourself if you actually never do those things?

You’re telling yourself that you are not worth the commitment. That you are not worth the effort it takes to get up and run at 5:30 in the morning or the effort it takes to go out and be a bit more social.

But friends, you are SO worth it. The time you put into keeping promises to yourself is the time that will ultimately define how you view yourself. So you’re struggling with confidence and self worth? Think about how many promises you’ve broke, think about how many times you said you were going to work out or do something for yourself and then you broke that promise. You didn’t do it. You’ve now told your inner self that you are not worth taking the time out of your day to love yourself.

I’m not saying you need to become a runner to keep promises to yourself. But I am saying that the first few minutes of your morning are critical, they set the tone for your day. If you wake up and accomplish something hard, something that you promised yourself you would do, then you’ve already conquered the day. You’ve told the world that this day is YOURS. The rest of the day you will accomplish great things, because you’ve already accomplished the hardest thing of the day, running 2 miles.

“Today is just another chance to get better”

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