Conquering Change, or Fear…Same thing?

I have made a decision in the last couple of days to do something…. Try a cleanse. I have heard horror stories about different types of cleanses and how you can’t eat during them, so I have gotten turned off by them. But with my recent hobby of working out and eating clean, the programs I work out with (Team Beach Body) use what is called a Shakeology Cleanse. This one is not as dramatic at certain cleanses out there, so I only have to slightly change my diet by substituting some Shakeology smoothies for different meal. I decided to give this cleanse a shot and change! But wait, am I conquering change in my lifestyle or am I conquering fear? Or are they the same??

I have decided they are the same thing! People are frightened by their fears, and people are frightened by change. Both words are intimidating to use, but change seems to be taken in a less harsh way. In my opinion, not knowing what would have happened is boring and uneventful. Always trying something new and going past that line of fear (or change) opens your eyes to a completely new world!

Being Organized

I don’t know about everyone else, but when I have more activities on my plate I seem to be more organized because I am forced to always be thinking. A lot of people cannot handle multiple situations at once, leading to stress and frustration, which then leads to unorganization. In my opinion, these people become stressed and frustrated because they do not take the time to sit down and think all the situations through. These people like to play their life day by day, not having any sort of plan. I’m not saying everyone should have a weekly planner, I’m saying everyone should atleast know what the next day or couple of days hold. This will decrease the chance of surprise and unorganization.

I absolutely love knowing what the next couple of days are going to be like. Whether it is the weather, which exercises I have planned, or what I am bringing to work for lunch. Having these mentally in my head or even written down reduced my worry and stress, contributing to my very ogranized life.

Motivation – Keep Going

From my workout this morning, the trainer said, “You could always be a little bit stronger, and a little bit leaner.” This motivation stuck in my head all morning so I decided to share my thoughts.

A person can always continue to improve and progress, no matter what the situation is. Whether a person is looking to improve in a class, improve in behavior, or improve in exercising. Ironically enough, one of my professors asked what I thought about my performance in class so far. I explained, “I always strive to do better. When I reach my goal of completing a task, I automatically create another goal to achieve.” There is never an end to achieving something. A person can always get a higher grade on a test. A person can always be a little bit nicer. A person can always run a little bit farther or faster. I always give myself a “temporary” goal to reach. For example, when I do my workouts, I always strive to finish more of a circuit than I prevously have. When I do that, I strive to finish another part of the circuit more than I previously have. This is a never ending cycle because there is always something to improve in a situation.

February 26 – Challenges Become Opportunities

People face so many different challenges every day. Whether the challenge is a passing a test or quiz, a vehicle not starting, or trying to finish a work project before the deadline. I believe challenges are not a bad thing. Challenges make people stronger and provide different opportunities.
I will use the example of working out. I am currently on day 52 of the 60 day Insanity Challenge with Team BeachBody. I received Insanity as a Christmas gift, so what other holiday is around Christmas? New Years which means New Year Resolutions. So entering the new year starting a full time job, being a full time student, and starting the Insanity program seemed to be a great challenge. I would have to wake up early, workout, get ready for work, go to work, go to school at night, and then go to bed. Talk about a life! But I did not look at it like that. I looked at my situation as a life builder. I find the more activities I have going on in my life the more organized I tend to be and the less lazy I am. This challenge has given be the opportunity to have a better lifestyle and to look at life differently.