Every reward requires a sacrifice.

“Every reward requires a sacrifice.” This was the prevailing thought I had this morning as I barely rolled out of bed at 5-something this morning.  Sure, I have accomplished some things in my life where I knew this to be true but sometimes we get comfortable and we forget.  I was pouting as I planned my day, knowing I had a client that I needed to train this evening, running around trying to remember everything that I needed to do before I got out the door.  I knew I also needed to keep my committment to work everyday until the end of the month.  I was going to work out in the morning and once again in the evening.  I talk about this in my upcoming book, “Fit and Fab for Life,” working out twice a day.  Well, between making lunch that I could have done the night before, I needed to pack my clothes to wear to work as well as evening workout clothes.  I’m running around like a mad woman, when I’m finally ready to walk out the door and thinking, “At least I will get 45 minutes in once I get to the gym.”

But wait, that plan goes awry when my protein shake topples off the kitchen counter making a mess that begs for an immediate clean-up.  At this point, I’m thinking, “I might as well shower at home and get ready for work,” skipping my morning workout altogether. Wow, that idea sounded a lot more comfortable and easier,  but I decided I would get to the gym and whatever time I had at the gym, I would make the best of it.  I’m glad I did and I remembered once again, that every reward requires a sacrifice and I knew that these early morning workouts, gym bags burgeoning with a wardrobe of clothes, brown bag lunches would pay off as they’ve done in the past.  I may have fallen off when life kicked me in the teeth, but I’m in the ring for life, sometimes falling but always getting back up, and fighting some more, never giving up to become the best I was meant to be  and that’s what being fit and fab for life is about!