Morning Reflections #1

I woke up around 5:30 am to do morning cardio.

I made a decision to get back on the grind – because I’ve been slacking off.

My workout was 20 min of treadmill (speed 5), 20 min of elliptical, and 5 min of rowing, followed by stretching to end it off. I’ll hit weights tonight.

It wasn’t easy getting up, but it’s funny how quickly your actions change when you make a conscious decision and really stick with it. All it takes is a simple decision, and really believing in it. That’s what makes waking up easy.

For me, it’s the fact that I’ve been slipping – not in a bad way, but I’ve just been getting comfortable and not pushing myself to the standards I know I can play at.

Waking up gives me a mental edge, a euphoric feeling of accomplishment, whereby I said I was gonna do something and I get it done (while the world is asleep). No distractions, no noise, just me and the machine.

As I walked back home, I also reminded myself of how grateful I should be. I have cousins back home who aren’t exposed to the same opportunities that I am here. I’ve been given a chance at a better life and I have a responsibility not to abuse it, but to use it and make a difference (for myself, my family, my friends, and my community).

I’m thankful that I can wake up in the morning and go to the gym, put on a nice suit and go to a job that I actually enjoy, have friends around me who I can be myself with, parents and sister who support me no matter what…there’s so much you can be grateful for – and I’ll be the first one to admit that this is something I lost sight of as well, and now I’m reminding myself, and writing this note to hopefully spark this reminder in you too.

Have a great day,

G

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