You’ve probably always heard that if you work hard you will be successful. Sometimes that is hard to remember in the midst of hard work. You don’t see the long term results in that moment and it’s very easy to want to quit. However, you really do see success if you work hard in most cases.
The Result of Hard Work
I’m so sore right now because I worked really, really hard recently.
Two days after taking my first Body Combat class at my gym I completely am feeling it in my arms. All those punches were fun but since I haven’t done much in, um, months, I’m totally feeling it now. Is it weird that I actually like the feeling? It’s nice to know that I’ve worked hard.
Body Combat is a killer workout. It is offered at a lot of gyms or as a home workout DVD system. Either way you can take it, you’ll end up feeling pretty tired afterward. It’s a great workout and well worth it to try if you’ve never heard of it. It takes hard work to complete!
I am working hard. I’m working hard at trying to achieve my fitness goals. I’m working hard to complete the workouts I know I need to do to achieve my goals. I’m working hard to lose weight and fight my urges.
I’m telling myself that if I work hard at these things they will all work out like I need/want them to. Hard work = success, right? I think I just need to hear that from someone else besides myself. Even though I know it’s true, it’s hard to remember when you are doing all the work upfront to see rewards later down the road. Delayed gratification is not something we as a society are very good at accepting and personally I’m trying to be okay with it in all aspects of my life.
On the plus side, today I realized my collarbones (one of my favorite body parts normally covered by fat) are pretty much always visible now. So cool.
Not the best photo, but I think you get the idea. Collarbones make me happy and remind me that all my hard work will eventually pay off completely for me (and for you). It’s just the first sign of success on a road to many. That road is paved with hard work and lots of workouts like Body Combat.
I guess I just needed to give myself a little reminder before hopping on the stationary bike. Kind of inspired by Roni’s notes to herself, this is one to me:
hard work = success
I’m off to continue the hard work to get the eventual success that I know is headed my way. Hope you do too.