No End To Endurance

Need I say more? In a world where technology is supposed to make our lives easier, it seems the pace is faster than ever before. It’s like we’re all running a race where the finish line keeps getting pushed just beyond our sight. Now more than ever, it’s endurance that’s going to get us through this busy life.

To me, there are two kinds of endurance: physical and mental.

Physical endurance means committing to being active every day. Not just for 30, 60, or 90 days—but for the rest of your life. I know all about “quick-fix” workouts and diet plans (read more about that in Remembering to Nurture Your Body First). It took me a while, but I finally understand that movement is a long-term goal and we need to be in it for the long haul.

Then there’s mental endurance. Along our path toward physical endurance, there may be potholes or bumps. Mental endurance helps us climb out of those holes and start over. It helps us be ok with the realization that we’re not perfect. Trust me, I’ve been there!

Mental endurance has also played a huge role in STRIVE with Janelle.

People told me I was crazy to take on a project of this size, especially with everything I have going on in my life. I don’t disagree. It is a bit crazy. But it’s also very important to me because I just couldn’t find another resource like it out there. So many people have approached me and expressed that they feel just like me! They want to be healthier, but don’t know where to start. They are afraid to step into a gym or talk to a trainer. Believe me, it can be intimidating. That’s when I knew I had to do this project.

In the next few months, STRIVE with Janelle will grow to a full-blown online community where we can post and share ideas with each other. We’ll have a recipe section that will feature easy-to-make healthy meals for busy families, and so much more. We’re going to post my favorite workouts, and you’ll even be able to meet personal trainers in your area that will help you get on a healthier path, mentally and physically. As mentioned in my Integrity Is In All Of Us post, I’m even going to feature my favorite products, clothing lines, gadgets and technology.

Best of all, I’m going to be hosting personal appearances where we can help each other find and strengthen those endurance muscles. I can’t wait to meet you in person. It’s going to be awesome.

When have you had to rely on your physical and/or mental endurance? Share in the comments!


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