Lucks got nothing to do with it

Rise & Grind: (3sets)30 jumping jacks, 8 push-ups, 25 high knees/leg, 10 plank leg lifts/leg, 10 reg. air squats (lift toes between squats), 30 butt kicks/leg, 8 push-ups, 10 spider plank/side, 30 jumping jacks, 10 bicycle crunches/side, 1 minute plank hold.

post workout selfie stretching

  
I often get told I am lucky to have just had a baby and have my body back already. I get told I am lucky that I fit in my jeans. I get told I am lucky that I have abs. I am lucky that I didn’t gain so much weight during pregnancy. I am lucky that i have time to workout….blah blah blah. Thank you all for the compliments. However, I am not lucky. I am a hard worker.

Luck is not something I believe in. I didn’t get back into my pre baby jeans because of luck. I go into them because I worked hard at it. I didn’t stay fit during pregnancy due to luck. I stayed fit because I worked at it. I have time to workout because it is important to me so I make time. I have abs because I eat clean not because some luck fairy graced me with them. One of my all time favorite quotes is “the harder you work, the luckier you get”

THink about it. We all work hard at what we do. Yes, there is the occasional person who does not work hard and wins or looks fit but those awards/results don’t last. Those people do not stay at the top. Those of us who work hard, climb every inch to the top, we stay there. We belong there. We don’t get there by luck, we get there by sweat, blood, tears, try, focus, determination, and perseverance.

Next time you tell someone they are “lucky”, think about it. Are they really or should you instead be saying, “Great work, you have put a lot into this, you deserve this”

I am strong. I am capable. I am powerful. I am beautiful. I am a hard worker.

xoxo,

Anne Nicole

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4 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you! This is so cool, my first reblog ha! This means a lot to me!

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  1. I cannot emphasize how strongly I agree with you on this one! Being academically bright, and a high achiever in high school, I frequently gotten these statements. Even when it comes to my workouts, no one really sees all the hard work and effort that goes behind the final result. Its all about hard work, and very little to do with luck. Good job i must say. Keep up the HARD work!

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  2. Absolutely!! People think you just got lucky, but they didn’t know you were intentionally working out and eating healthy the whole time durin pregnancy and worked your butt off afterward to get back to it!! Congrats to you, you look great!!

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