Distractions are everywhere… don’t let them get in your way.
Your distractions might seem silly, but they are still distractions. For me, my dog can be a huge distraction. I do a lot of at-home workouts and he is always in the way. I love him to death and I hate locking him in a room until I finish. It hurts my heart… it just does. So instead, I deal with his clumsy self in the way and all the puppy licks in between (despite his giant self, he is still an 8 month old puppy).
My husband is a distraction. I spend 8 hours at work and all I want to do is spend time with him when I get home. If he doesn’t want to go to the gym, then we usually take a rest day (vice versa). Because of this, I have started doing a lot of at-home workouts while he does homework. It works! We still get to be in each other’s presence and we are accomplishing our goals together.
Yesterday, Colorado had a “bomb cyclone” blizzard. That term is terrifying, but so was the storm. We only went outside to take the pup out. I wanted to go to our apartment gym, but I couldn’t even see the building through the blizzard. So, sometimes the weather can even be a distraction. We proceeded to do a YouTube workout video indoors. This was one of the first YouTube workout videos that my husband did with me. We woke up this morning SO SORE. Don’t hate on a YouTube workout until you’ve tried one, lol.
On a more serious note, another distraction for me is social media. Social media can be the best thing ever and the worst thing ever. I follow a lot of fitness and nutrition accounts. I see all of these flawless women achieving their goals and I get upset. I feel guilty for not making it to the gym and taking a couple days off. I feel guilty for eating my late-night ramen. I feel guilty for binge watching Netflix when I could be doing something productive. I feel guilty for feeling guilty! The list goes on. We all have goals that we want to achieve in life. Whether it is fitness-related, weight management, or lifestyle goals, we all have them!
Instead of being bitter or guilty towards social media, I decided to make a change. I wrote out my goals. I am being accountable to myself for myself. I challenge you to think about your goals and write them out, too. Do not get discouraged because someone else looks better than you, works harder than you, or has more money than you. Instead, try being YOU. Go at your own pace, set your own goals, and share them with someone! Do not let the distractions get in your way. You’ll be much happier with yourself & your results.
Side note: when I say “don’t let them (distractions) get in your way,” I am not referring to my husband or pup getting in my way. We are overcoming together to accomplish our goals differently than before.
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