Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

I’ve been going through a bit of a rut lately. I feel like I’m not seeing results in the gym, I’m not seeing results with my work, and I’m not seeing results with my relationships. And those feelings can easily take over. They don’t just take over your mind, but they take over your body. Days feel less exciting and less purposeful and because of that, it can be hard to get moving. But this past weekend I decided to change my attitude. As I stood in front of the mirror on Sunday in my new Nike React Sneakers, I decided it was time to wash away the doubt and move forward. I decided it’s time to go the extra mile.

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PaleOMG - Going the Extra Mile

Self doubt is pretty interesting. It pops up out of nowhere and it takes over. It makes you question your hard work, your intentions and your purpose. And it’s hard to relinquish those feelings. The questions inside your head grow and expand, and before you know it, you can’t seem to pull yourself out of the hole you’ve dug. That’s how I’ve felt lately. I’ve felt like a bad friend, like I’m not fit enough, like my recipes aren’t good enough, like my posts aren’t interesting enough…it goes on and on. But that’s the funny thing about life. We go through these ups and down with doubt and then at some point, we finally get fed up with that feeling and move forward. And that’s exactly where I am at this point in time.

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The first step to moving away from self doubt is going the extra mile. And that extra mile will look different to everyone. It may mean waking up an hour earlier to get in a workout that day. It may be pushing through a late night to finish up a project. It may mean picking up the phone every week to call a friend. Or it may just be sitting in silence for 20 minutes, reflecting on the progress you’ve made throughout the past month.

For me, my extra mile means becoming aware of what I’m doing and understanding that I’m capable of more. That I can always be better. And that there is always room for improvement. I want to become better all around and for me that means being more patient, being a better wife and friend, getting better at cooking, working hard at coming up with new content for my website, spending more time with the people I love, and getting in the gym day after day because I know my body deserves it. This may be a long list, but it’s all about going that extra mile to become a better person all around. And I’m up for the challenge. Because honestly, going the distance every day is pretty damn fun.

PaleOMG - Going the Extra Mile

PaleOMG - Going the Extra Mile

And luckily I have my Nike React Sneakers to go the distance with me. Whether I’m heading to the gym for a workout, grabbing a smoothie bowl with my girlfriends afterwards or working in my kitchen all day to come up with new recipes for you guys, my Nike React Sneakers feel just as comfortable as when I put them on. Which means I get more done throughout the day.

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If you haven’t seen the new Nike Epic React running shoes, well it’s the perfect time to give them a try because the new summer colorways just released! The Nike Epic React first released in February and people have fallen in love with how comfortable these sneakers feel day after day, workout after workout. They are 11% softer, they have 10% more energy return, are 5% lighter, and last 600 more miles (compared to Lunar). You can learn more about the technology here! But what does all of this even mean? It means they are soft and springy and perfect for people on the move, plus they have an extremely sleek design with the flyknit material, so they are perfect for day-to-day wear. They were truly created for going the extra mile.

How will you go the extra mile tomorrow? What will you do to decide your own fate? How will you create your own destiny? Decide today, act tomorrow and pave the next mile for yourself. Because you deserve to be proud, to be excited, and to be in control of your own path. It’s all about deciding that you’re worth it. You’re worth the extra work. You’ve got this. Just do it.

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