One great breakthrough in my life
Yes you can, but you have to start by taking small action every day.
Today I want to talk about one great breakthrough in my life, working out and actually enjoying it. I am a very forward thinking person so I don’t spend too much time on my accomplishments. An accomplishment or breakthrough can be very powerful though so I wanted to share one (very personal) breakthrough with you all.
It has to do with my ability to finally workout and actually enjoy staying fit.
For as long as I can remember, I wanted fitness to be a part of my life. Partly because these cool Americans (:)) looked good doing it and partly because I had addiction to Bosnian pastries (at the time, I truly don’t recall any of it being related to health- hey, just being honest!).
Back in Bosnia, I ran on a school track and then had people come to my parents asking if I was normal…..you only ran in Bosnia if someone was chasing you. So I stopped. Then, I came to the US and discovered gyms. I tried this fitness thing so many times and I always felt jittery and would eventually stop. That was until I found my husband years ago who is a triathlete and super commited to fitness.
Above is a recent pic of me proud to be loving fitness on a consistent basis
He taught me about consistency, the right expertise and proper nutrition. One thing I couldn’t handle though was being on a cardio machine for an hour. I still can’t do it, it bores me to death. Then, I discovered a better way to workout out: lifting weights and doing hight intensity interval training and fell in love with it.
Why I am telling you this, you wonder?
For years I tried to workout constantly and even love fitness but I always seemed to give up after something didn’t work. I kept looking out of desperation. And I kept looking and trying and looking and trying until I found what worked for me.
So how can you relate this to your life right now?
If there is something right now NOT working out for you (in any part of your life) don’t assume that what worked for others will work for you. Try it but if it doesn’t work, don’t get discouraged. Keep trying and find your thing, that something that works for you and your life. You will eventually find it (you have to if you keep looking long enough) but before it comes, you have to keep looking and keep trying for your breakthrough.
I know this is hard but this is one of the greatest traits a human being can have in order to live a successful and resilient life. One size doesn’t fit all and one day you will find just the right fit for you, whether it has to do with purpose, business, life partner or abs of steel
Change can seem impossible sometimes but I really think it’s often about the stages and time you need to mature into your own. Here’s a recent video I did about it.
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But I find it interesting that we are often so thoughtful about others and it comes very naturally but when it comes to our own lives it can be much more difficult to be thoughtful.
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