"You can not change the people around you, but you can change the people that you choose to be around." Unknown
When I signed up for this challenge, I knew it was going to be hard.
I knew there was going to be a lot of pain, sweat, tears and the potential for blood and pain, too.
However, I also know that at the end of it, it will be worth all of it to be a better, healthier version of myself.
With that being said. I did not ever imagine the mental aspect of it being as hard as it has, especially when there have been instances where people in my life were making rude comments about my journey and questioning why I'm not doing better or why the weight is not coming off faster.
Those people have been since put at a distance in my life as I have no time or room for negativity in my life.
Right now, its all about keeping things positive, even when there are rough patches or road blocks along the way.
For me, it is just as important to have the right people in my life outside of the gym because that is where life happens.
Going to Health & Strength and working with Ryan Rose is a great because it forces me to get my frustrations out about what happens in life.
Although Ryan is tough on me, he has also made it easy for me to tell him about what is going on outside of the gym. This has been important to have a good support system in and out of the gym.
This past week, Ryan made our workouts harder.
Even though, I was not feeling well this week, I pushed through the workouts, even though it was a bit of a struggle.
There are some exercises that I still struggle with like bear claws, but most others are getting easier for me to do. Once they get easier for me is when Ryan changes them and makes them harder.
I am thankful that I have an amazing support system throughout this though.
There is even a friend who is more than willing to take all of my desserts for me since I'm not allowed to have them now. (And yes, my trainer will know about it even if I don't tell him.)