My yoga instructor said something in class the other day that stuck with me.
This can be related to my workout life. Yes, this might be HARD. If it was easy everyone would be doing it. But it is a temporary suffering for a long-term goal (health).
So I am going to try and be thankful for a little suffering now and then.
I am thankful when I'm exhausted because I know it means that I've worked hard.
I am grateful for sore muscles because it means that my body is getting stronger.
I am thankful for a little fear because it means that I'm pushing myself to do something new.
I can appreciate a little disappointment because it means I have hope.
It's OK when I'm slightly obsessive because it means I have goals.
I am thankful for all of these feelings because it means I am living in the present.
Anyone have anything to add to this?