It’s Friday and that means that I survived another week of boot camp. Frankly, last night it was touch and go. Wasn’t sure I was going to make it through the night. Massive cramping in my shins and calves from the INSANE cardio workout last night. But you know what? I ran for NINE minutes last night at the start and another 5 minutes at the end. And I think that tomorrow I’m going to try running a whole mile. Can I do that? Yes! I think I can do it. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
Boy that feels better than “I’m not sure I can do this!” which is where I started. Oh hell, who am I kidding? I started with “Hell, I can’t do that.” Or maybe “Why would I do that?”
<insert big belly laugh here>
It’s all about changing your mind-set, right? So if you want to try this, figure out where you are on this chart, then start telling yourself the next one down. After a week, start telling yourself the next one until you get to Hell yes I can!
Training Your Mind (so you can train your body)
Level 1: Why would I do that?
Level 2: I should do this.
Level 3: Hell, I can’t do this.
Level 4: I’m not sure I can do this.
Level 5: I’m going to do my best, even if I fail.
Level 6: I probably can do this.
Level 7: I think I can do this.
Level 8: I can do this.
Level 9: Hell yes, I can do this!
Level 10: I can do anything!
Today is my day off, but tomorrow, I’m going to work on level 9!