This jerk threw sand in my face!
It was my first football practice ever. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was very excited about doing it.
I got down into my freshly learned football stance across from my teammate. This was going to be my big moment.
The plan was to crush this guy, get onto the coaches' radar, and then become a super star. That was not exactly how it went down.
The ball was snapped, I fired off, and promptly went blind. What in the world is going on???
Turns out the guy across from me threw sand in my eyes.
What kind of person does that? I now officially hated this guy. But middle school boys are a little different, as you may know.
Fast forward a week later and me and this guy are best friends. We are still friends to this day and I even wore a tuxedo in his outdoor wedding in New Orleans in August. That's how tight we are.
So I'm asking you to be patient when you start something new. Especially if you hate it.
-Your body will likely hate getting up early, if you aren't used to it.
-You will hate having sore muscles when you first start a new program.
-It will be awkward doing exercises you have never done before.
-Eating vegetables is no fun if you have been eating junk all the time. I know that one from experience.
-Prepping and cooking your own food, can seem like a part time job
What you are feeling is life outside of your comfort zone. Think of it is as your new normal, you will not stay in misery. Focus on this becoming a lifestyle change, not just something you are doing this month.
Stick to it long enough to feel your energy levels go up.
Stay with it until you get that amazing feeling of being physically and mentally strong enough to take on anything life throws at you.
Keep at it long enough and one day you have made a healthy lifestyle a way of life. That is something to be proud of and it is an awesome feeling.
Don't give up on yourself before you get there. You can do it and you deserve the rewards that come with it.
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