stop. just stop.

Usually, when I don’t sit down and write here for almost 2 weeks, that is a bad thing.

That isn’t the case right now. At all.

I’m rocking things, friends. I’m super super excited about what I’m getting done right now. And I’m excited to show you some of the things that are making Krissie Gets Healthy fun right now. (Those posts will come later this week.)

But today, I want to talk about why I think I am doing it this time.

First, my last blogpost was a public admission for me. There wasn’t any going back. I am aware that I say a lot of things here that I then go back on, but this was different. Mostly because I decided to stop thinking about it.

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I feel like I was buying tons of resources and  reading and reading and reading. I wasn’t committing to anything. The more I read, the more information conflicted and the less I felt ready to act. So I made a commitment to a program and I am working it. Without question, as much as possible. A little resistance, but I’m doing it anyway.

The main thing that helped, though, is that I flipped a switch. I just decided to do it. And I decided not to think about how hard it is.

I’m going to say that again because it is really important.

I decided not to think about how hard it is.

I look back at things I’ve done in the recent past that have been really hard. I trained for and ran a marathon. I started a coaching business. I went back to school and completed the coursework to become a certified life coach while starting a business. I made a ton of sacrifices and hard choices because I didn’t think about it once I made the commitment.

And that is what I’m trying to do today. Give up control. Give up fear. Give up complaining. Yes, it is going to be hard, but big deal! I’ve done hard things before! I am not thinking about how hard it is. I’m just doing it.

No matter how much I think it sucks to turn down a pretzel after a run or not have a cocktail with a dinner out. No matter how much it sucks at the time that I have a lot to do and need to do yoga at home instead of at class with my friends. No matter how much I want to take a rest day or mentally check out. I flip the switch back to compliance and I just do what I need to do.

I’m following the plan someone else set for me. I am on autopilot. And it isn’t hard if I don’t think about it being hard.

I’m sure that it won’t always be this easy. I’m sure I’m in a honeymoon phase right now. But it is working.

Have a great week, friends!

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  1. Pingback: week in review – Jan 27 to Feb 2 | my radical commitment

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