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Full Potential

When I created this blog, it was the aftermath of  a core-shaking epiphany that resulted in my questioning of everything about my daily life.  It was honestly terrifying. It was a moment of brutal truth and clarity when I realized that I have somehow wandered from my path in life. That path does not include where I currently stand…utterlly lost.

What happened to my dreams, ambitions, and hobbies that once made me who I am? I no longer run insane distances, spend hours drawing and writing while listening to music, or feel that I am closer to complete happiness in my career.  That one is a biggie…as I don’t think I am any closer to becoming an author than I was a year ago.

It’s time to put up or shut up, and I can feel it in my bones…every fiber.

Here are 5 signs that you’re ready to reach your full potential:

1. You feel it in your gut.

Deep down, you feel that something is missing. This may feel like a lightness or a weight, or a pull toward something that you can’t quite describe yet. It feels like a sense of anticipation that won’t be met unless you take action.

2. You daydream about what’s possible.

You frequently find yourself in your head, picturing details of a future that makes you feel so excited. You are aware that your current life does not match up with this vision, and part of you really loves the daydreaming—because it feels like that vision is the way things were meant to be.

3. Inspiring stories move you.

When you read or hear stories of people that are doing unusual or amazing things, you feel a pang of excitement and motivation. That part of you that is “ready” resonates with tales of others that were ready and moved to the next level. This feeling can range from sheer thrill to jealousy, but it’s triggered by stories of people doing things that you know you could do, but haven’t—yet.

4. You can’t shake the nagging voice.

No matter how much you try to focus on your work, or be grateful for your current circumstances, you keep sensing this little nag that says “This isn’t enough, this isn’t right, keep looking, keep going, I know it’s out there.” And when you sense this nag, you can tell it’s onto something.

5. You know it’s time.

At your core—underneath everybody’s expectations, all your obligations, your conversations—underneath all that, at your very, very core—you just know.

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Digging deep

I injured my knee during last night’s Day 4 Insanity workout.  I’m keeping my knee propped up at work with a makeshift ice pack, made with a Ziplock bag and bubble wrap, tied to my knee with a tourniquet ( I work with clinical trials so they’re everywhere).  So stylish at my desk…

I ventured out to Dick’s Sporting Goods on my lunch break to purchase a knee brace and ended up ordering Reebok RealFlex shoes in my size.  They are just lovely!  I can’t wait for them to arrive at my home next week.  Now, back  to my knee.  Obviously this puts a damper on my challenge, so I will be modifying my workouts to include exercises that do not involve jumping, but still work out with the video to stay motivated and use their time-points for intervals until my knee is better.

On with Day 5!

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Body under construction

On essentially nothing more than a whim while proceeding through our normal routine of getting ready, my boyfriend and I were intrigued by an obnoxious infomercial for the Insanity 60-Day Total-Body Transformation program.  We decided to order it and “just do it”.  Interestingly enough, we will complete our challenge, shall we succeed, just in time for summer.

The package itself was somewhat terrifying actually.  It’s  almost as if we were expecting a snake to slither out slowly from inside the box. 

This morning, we decided to “detox” our refridgerator and pantry.  Once all toxins were removed, we read through the Insanity nutrition guide and created our grocery list.

Hours later, we completed the Day 1 fitness test and survived.  I was gasping for air like a serial killer.  My hair hurts.  Even still, I am ready for Day 2!

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