Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Are you willing?

This past Monday I went on a 60 mile training ride. That ride takes about 5 hours. Five hours of you, nature and your thoughts. During this ride I thought about a conversation my husband and I have occasional. Usually this conversation has to do with me riding my bike has always trailed over into other topics. The general idea is that I don't like to do hard things...I don't like to suffer. Whenever this conversation comes up I get frustrated...but I've decided that I get frustrated because most of the time he is right.

Many times I have grand ideas and designs. Paticularly when it comes to being healthy. But, the truth is I don't want to have to suffer or give up being comfortable to achieve what I want. Maybe I will for a short time but not usually long enough to make a difference.

Did any of you read this article by Trainer Momma? It basically is her experience with what I'm talking about.

This is not easy for me but I'm trying to find a way to push through, be strong, make the hard choice to achieve my goals.

The thing that it amazing is usually once we break these barriers that we put up for ourselves it's no longer hard.

Ex. It's so hard not to eat late and night....but then once you stop for good it's really not that big of a deal.

It's the TIME it takes to develop a habit that's challenging. We get started and give up when it gets the slight bit uncomfortable. It's time to change this.

Just some food for thought for you all. What's holding you back...what do you not want to suffer through? Don't let it stop you!



  1. Great post by Audrey and the Trainer Momma. You're right, once you stop a bad habit or start a new one, it's really not that big of a deal! But looking at them before, it seems like climbing Mt. Everest.

  2. Man, I SO needed to read this today! I kept reminding myself as I was running that if I quit when it got hard I was never going to make progress. I think it's safe to say that in all areas of our lives, real progress is only made when we go above and beyond what we are comfortable with.

  3. I'm right there with ya. I want it. I want it bad. And I've been where I want to be before....I just reeeeeally don't want to work hard. I know in just one day I can usually slide into a good place and not look back (for a long while), but every single day I have a new excuse. I'm about 98% over being sick and I'm already looking for new excuses not to get my butt in gear. I always try and figure out why I'm not that person who likes to work hard in my personal life because I have more work ethic and motivation than the normal person my age. Guess I get that from Dad.

  4. Chelsea, you need to seriously focus on getting healthy! This has been a bad winter for you. Get on your treadmill and walk...but don't push to hard until you're 100%