I've always been the girl that will try anything once.
I firmly believe that life is to be LIVED.... not just coasted through!
What fun is it to get up and do the same thing day after day with nothing to make your heart race?!!
How do you even know you are ALIVE if you don't push yourself to the edge every now and then???
I've never understood people who don't CRAVE adventure.... people who don't CRAVE to feel that feel of your heart beating out of your chest.... people who never feel a TRUE PURE adrenaline rush....
I don't understand people who just crave the mundane... the ordinary... the lack luster of doing the same thing day in and day out and never wishing for more!!!
It bores me.
Maybe I'm not normal.... or maybe I'm not your normal. Maybe something is broke inside me.... but I like to KNOW that I've done something awesome. I like to wake up the next day and think "MAN - I can't believe I did that... it was AWESOME!"
When I die I want to know that I left a mark on this ol' crazy world.
And until then.... when my son thinks about or tells people about his mom.... I want him to have a fire in his soul when he speaks my name. When my parents tell people about me, I want them to radiate a sense of pride that can hardly be duplicated. I want them to talk about my FIRE and my PASSION and my FEARLESS spirit. When Brad introduces me to people, I want to see a LOVE and RESPECT and PASSION in his eyes that can only come from a man willing to LIVE this life as an adventure right beside me.... every. single. day!! I want to be the one my friends call when they come up with a spur of the moment hair brained idea to drive to FL for the weekend!! Or better yet.... I'll come up with the hair brained idea.... I just want to be surrounded my friends that say "what time are we leaving?".
I want to be GREAT. I want to INSPIRE. I want to ENCOURAGE. I want people to believe in their potential and their greatness!! I want people to LIVE and enjoy every single day!
Does this make me CRAZY?!!
But I promise you that a day in my life is way more fun than living every day in fear of trying something new.
I might push myself too hard and too close to the edge sometimes... but I never curl up in my bed because I'm scared of failing.
I will not fear FAILURE!!!
I will fight till the end... and IF I fall..... I will simply get back up and try again. And if I discover that the path I'm on only ends with a dead end... I'll find another path to get to where I'm going. I do not believe in IMPOSSIBLE. I only believe that there is more than one way to anything that you think might be POSSIBLE.... the hard part is finding the right path and never giving up.
and on that note..... I've got myself all fired up and I'm rambling.
What I want to say is I am 38 years old. I never really played sports or worked out or cared anything about eating right or lifting weights. Sure I've done some time in the gym playing like I was doing something... what?.... I'm not sure. But these past couple of years - I have once again proved to myself that as humans - we are capable of anything we put our minds to!!!
This past weekend I competed in another powerlifting meet.
I trained HARD up to this meet - but even with the training and the planning and everything that went into going into this meet..... I still somehow managed to AMAZE myself!!!
And I LOVE that feeling!!!
I squatted 275 pounds. Yeh. I did. I had a bar with 275 pounds on it ON my back and I did a squat. And I didn't die! ha ha
You must understand that when I started lifting weights I couldn't even DO a body weight squat without stumbling. And then I tried with a broom handle and actually did FALL on my butt!!!
BUT 2 years later - I put 275 pounds on my back and took it for a ride!!!
Don't tell me you can't work out. Don't tell me you're not strong. Don't tell me you're weak!
Your body IS strong..... you just need to convince your mind of that.
THAT is the hardest battle.
Don't be SCARED... just JUMP!!!
BElieve in YOUrself!
Pick up a barbell. Sign up at the gym. Go skydiving. Go whitewater rafting. Drive across country. Dye your hair. Cut your hair. Go to work without makeup. Go a week without shaving your legs. But a $200 pair of shoes. Sleep in sexy lingerie. Make the phone call. Send the email. Apply for the job. Quit your job. EAT A DONUT!!!!!!
Whatever it is holding you back from the passion that is missing from your life......... KNOCK it in the face, and just DO IT. Don't let your mind convince you that you are weak or crazy.
LIFE IS FOR LIVING!!!!!!
We are all headed to a tombstone some day..... there will be two dates on it. But the most IMPORTANT part that you leave behind is what you put in that "dash". Live your dash with PASSION!!! That's what people will remember!
Here's a video of my meet this past weekend.
What I did this day... even if it is the last thing I ever do - proved to me that with enough hard work and passion - you CAN do so many things that you never dreamed were possible!
LIVE YOUR DASH!!!!!!!!!