Redefine Your Impossible

Yesterday I was part of an online conversation about someone who is chasing down their dreams and will be competing with me in the Fall. She, like myself, is going to be taking it slow and has more ‘excess fuel‘ to burn off than is advisable to do in 12 to 16 weeks.

The smile that crossed my face when I read the news threatened to break my face in half.

She is doing this thing.

Many people congratulated her and cheered with me as we celebrated her decision and commitment. One person who participated in the cheering decided that she would like success but isn’t worth it.

It went  something like this….

‘Congratulations. I am so proud of you. You can do anything…I wish I could do that too.

When told she could do it and that anything was possible, she responded in a way that made my heart sink.

‘No. I can’t. I suck and could never do it.

I wanted to reach into my computer screen and shake her.

Shake her HARD.

The urge to reach into the computer and shake her until her brain hurt more than just a wee bit was nearly palpable in my living room. I put my hands on my hips and sputtered out loud to no one in particular, ‘What sucks is your attitude. You are right. You are NEVER going to go anywhere thinking like that!”

My index finger started to waggle in frustration as I reread the post.

This is not going to come as a surprise, but I am an all or nothing kind of a woman. This is why I love bodybuilding. Workout, get fit, get healthy? Sure. I will see your healthy lifestyle and raise you an intense diet, fake tan, stripper heels, and bedazzled bikini.

Anything worth doing is worth DOING.

For years I decided to be right about being overweight, unhealthy, and unable to achieve my dreams in any area of my life.

  • Everything was impossible, and I was right.

Now when I tell myself that something CAN be done and that I was ‘doing this thing‘…guess what?

  • Everything is possible, and I am right.

What you tell yourself matters.

redefine the impossible

Change your mind, change your world.

Choose to see what can be and chase it down with your whole heart.

What are you going to be right about?

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Comments

  1. Natalia Aresu says:

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a little while now, and I can honestly say I look forward to opening my email to see a new blog post. I love your honesty and really relate to you. I am really wanting to compete this year too. My intention was to compete sometime around April but my body is not responding as quickly as I thought it might. What are your thoughts on training and dieting on your own? I was thinking about following Jamie Eason’s LiveFit trainer program. Any guidance would be so appreciated!!

  2. I am on the same page Sister. My heart sinks when I hear someone say that. It’s a shame!

  3. Love these positive posts!! Positive thoughts = positive outcomes….. Law of attraction?? I’m a believer!!!

  4. What am I going to be right about? That I can compete in Fitness next year, despite a current injury. That I can be the kind of person I want to be, despite a past life where I sometimes acted in ways I shouldn’t have. These are my goals, and I’m going to be right!

  5. So true! In the past, I had a really negative outlook on things. I thought I could not achieve many things. Once I made up my mind to try and did pursue things, well, lo and behold, I did!
    Love this post!!

    LPM

  6. After many trials and setbacks over the last 6 months I have set my sights on my competition date that will be 40 weeks out from today. I’m excited and even though there will be trials along the way I am ready to embrace it all. I may even take plenty of pictures to scrapbook (another 1st for me) my journey.

  7. I’ve been thinking about this post since I read it a few days ago. Rolling upwards on success after success, overcoming challenge after challenge, has really made me grow in the last year or so. And if it’s worth doing (living a healthy lifestyle) it is worth doing to the best of your ability (to the max!)

    I want to do it to, and so I will! Go team!

  8. So true! Everything is impossible if you believe it’s impossible, and anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

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