Today was day 16 of my plank challenge. 2 minutes. Whew that was difficult for me, but I made it! I was able to hold the plank for about 1 min 40 sec before this challenge, so you would think those last 20 seconds would be somewhat easy right? Wrong. My arms were shaking by the end and I thought my abs were going to explode. Those final 20 seconds seemed to last a lifetime, but they also made me stronger, and will continue to.
My fitness journey hasn’t always been easy, so every milestone I make, whether it’s small or big, is huge for me. The results I see makes all the pain and setbacks completely worth it, which is why I never give up no matter what. I have to motivate myself each and every day and push myself to the absolute limit. There have been times I felt like death, but those times when you feel like giving up, don’t. Those final reps or seconds are what counts the most. Push yourself each day; do one more set of bicep curls, hold the plank or wall squat for 10 more seconds, do 5 more depression dips. I promise you will see results. My favorite quote is: “It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends to notice, and 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice. Give it 12 weeks. Don’t quit.” There are so many people who quit after a few weeks because they aren’t seeing the results they want, but results don’t always show right away. So I’m telling you to never give up and to work out for yourself and for no one else. Healthy equals happy, so go and make yourself happy, not the rest of the world.
Sending motivation your way!