Is there a moment or time in your life when you start to question or ponder what you have believed to be true?
What can you say is true today may or may not be true tomorrow?
If you cut calories and exercise regularly, you will become smaller and healthier for the long term;
Is that true?
What about the “Biggest Loser” study? Doesn’t that prove that the results are short term, only to be the opposite in less than 5 years.
If I don’t plan my meals, eat pizza and drink beer and wine I will get fat. Is that true?
What if you have a cousin/friend/husband that eats out all the time and is the picture of health.
If I don’t have my debt paid off by age 50, I am destined to be poor for the rest of my life. Is that true?
What about Colonel Saunders, at the age of 56, founded Kentucky Fried Chicken.
My sister told me it would be impossible for me to get up on a bodybuilding stage without spending years of building the “necessary” muscle
I did train and build enough in 8 months to win my first two competitions
Let’s talk more about what is true ….
This past month I embarked on a challenge to lift 1 million pounds in a month.
Based on my past experiences, I believed this to be IMPOSSIBLE. NO WAY, NO HOW, THIS GIRL, is not going to lift 1 million pounds in one month.
Phew… took the pressure off me, Can’t DO IT so I Won’t even attempt to try.
Then Mike proposes we get help, create a team to lift our best and see if we as a collective group can lift 1 million pounds.
Oh okay, I will “try” to do my best and lift my best in this 1 month,
BUT, I have a lot of things going on, and I don’t want to hurt myself and I won’t be able to lift very often AND, AND, AND….
Then I started, I didn’t want to know the numbers for any of us at first, I just wanted to do the work.
WHY? Well for me numbers trip me up, (they tend to trigger me to a place of negativity), they slow me down and stop me in my tracks.
The very act of getting on a scale, recording my best lift (PR), recording my calories, etc., all sends me to a place of “I CAN’T” and “I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH”; “I WILL NEVER MEASURE UP”.
So being a part of the team took the pressure of the numbers “game” off me. I started lifting not watching the numbers just listening to my body and enjoying the lifting.
I didn’t perceive any outcome or expect anything other than doing my best.
And something happened along the way… I started believing something different about the numbers I enjoyed the process and enjoyed what I could do.
And when I looked at the numbers, I saw, felt and believed something different,
LOOK AT WHAT I CAN DO, LOOK AT WHAT I AM CAPABLE, I AM NOT GETTING HURT, MY BACK IS STRONG…
The numbers looked different, they were symbols (no judgement, no value) just an example of what and who I know I am and want to continue to be.
I may not have lifted 1 million pounds myself but collectively we lifted more than 2 million and I contributed to that equation.
This month taught me quite a few things about myself and how my belief of what I thought was true may not really be true.
It taught me “I CAN”, “I AM GOOD ENOUGH” and as Dr. Brene Brown says, “IF YOU CAN MEASURE IT, IT’S PROBABLY NOT THAT IMPORTANT”.
What can I encourage you to take away from my story?
Is there something in your life that you believe to be true that is not serving you?
And are you willing to question it? Is there another way to look at that belief?
If you are feeling stuck and unable to see the possibilities of maybe lifting 1 million pounds, or eating for a better health and well being, I encourage you to question what you are believing to be true for you!
And if you are interested in doing a 1-million-pound challenge (create new possibilities) check out David Dellanave’s blog and how he came about this challenge.
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As a female entrepreneur and fitness professional, I have traveled a varied journey through this crazy world of fitness. I started my own journey as a young 12 year old seeking to find the perfect acceptable body. My own personal plan, started the fire, of self-accomplishment and empowerment, however it took a lot of twists and turns in my life journey, taking me from my 12 year old self to a woman in her 20’s diagnosed with fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism; to begin the process of finding my true purpose of today. It took those health issues to help me find my way back to rewrite my story. I use my journey and personal experiences of many ups and downs in health, to work right beside my clients to help them achieve their best self.