I know recently Rachel posted about excuses, if you want something, truly, honestly, deep in your gut want something then there is no excuse. I felt like this went hand in hand with the post she had. We has individuals, as people, have so much potential. We have been given limitless opportunities to learn, grow, succeed, and really be amazing, we just have to be brave enough to take up the challenge. For myself, this quote applies to numerous aspects of my life. I am what some people like to call a "quitter", I will use that term loosely, but really it means that I tend to give up when the going gets rough. I will say that I want to run a marathon and then I will run a 10k and call it good. Well recently I determined that I was gonna kick the old, silly, quitter that resided in me to the curb. Peace out Ashley McQuitterson!
I started to push limits in my physical routine, and by that I mean good old exercise. Exercising was not always my strong suit. I would much rather be curled up on the sofa with my husband and a pint of Ben and Jerry's(Rachel and I are soulmates, are we not?). I was starting to get a little, well, soft and squishy and I just simply couldn't take it anymore. So I started working out. 6 days a week. Every single time I went to the gym I swear I was pushing limits. It was either continuing the workout a few more minutes than I told myself I could, or participating in a dance based workout, when I am definitely NOT a dancer, or just getting up off of the couch and going. Somedays it was so hard to get the motivation to go through with it, but 4 months later, I am 24.7 lbs lighter. You guys! Limits were pushed, sometimes I cried, ok a lot of times I cried, sometimes I was mad, sometimes I struggled and felt like I was acting a fool, but success came because I willed myself a little bit further each time. So that moral of that story is basically:
No matter what your limits are, no matter what you want to do, what you dream about, you CAN do it. Stop dreaming and start doing. It's up to all of us to achieve our dreams, and we have no one to blame but ourselves if our dreams fall short. So keep dreaming, dream hard, dream amazing, seemingly unattainable dreams, and then go conquer those dreams. Do it for you, because you deserve to have your dreams come true. :)