Just do it

Are you fed up enough to go for it or what?

Now that February is almost over, it’s no wonder that we’ve all survived another blah month of extreme weather, limited sunlight and cabin fever.

To be honest; sometimes I have no idea how I do it – exercise that is. Get up at 5am every morning and hit the road for a run or the gym for some weights. It’s dark and cold out there!!

I constantly have people looking at me day to day like I am some super human because I exercise regularly and lead a fairly healthy lifestyle. As if it’s like second nature. Well maybe…but it certainly did not happen over night.

Forget “perfectionism” and embrace you

I am just like you. I am a mom, entrepreneur and wife trying the “balance game” of being stellar in all roles. And just like you, I have my good days and not-so-good ones and try my best to lose the illusion of “perfectionism”.

However, not being perfect seems to get confused with doing nothing at all. When I say to clients “don’t beat yourself up if you fall off the wagon.,” IT DOES NOT MEAN, find every excuse to avoid what you really need to do. That will get you nowhere and will leave you feeling worse than when you started. Instead just brush yourself off and get back on.

“Balance” is in the eye of the beholder

Yes, there is no question that balance is a term I quite haven’t grasped because I have accepted that being self employed (although giving me more flexibility) has me working harder than I ever have before. Hence why I hit the gym at 5:45am every morning.

After joining my first gym at the ripe old age of 18, I fell in love with the feeling of being strong. But then came “the man”, marriage, kids, house and the rest is history. And yes, I lost focus on ME for a bit on the way but my type A personality wouldn’t accept that all these life changes were going to alter how I felt about myself.

Just go for it!

Instead, I got fed up (you know what I mean), focused and just went for it.

Now I’m not getting any younger and I’m a huge role model to my girls who I want to grow with a strong sense of self as well as hard work. “Walking the talk” is a perfect example of why we need to treat ourselves the way we deserve instead of accepting that our role is to only take care of others.

So unless you have lived under a rock for the past three decades, you have heard of the term “Just Do It”!! and honestly, they are words to live by. Take it from me, there’s no time to “think about it” at 5am.