"Discipline is about doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want to do it."
If you follow me on Instagram or SnapChat (@jecobyandco), then you know my best friend lives in LA, and since we are now on two separate coast, any time we can get together I'm always willing to catch a flight to hang out, reminisce on old times and create new ones.
Over our 13 year friendship, we have been through SO MUCH together. He is literally one of the best things that could've happened to me - and that's no cliché.
On my last trip to Los Angeles, we celebrated Halloween!
Since high school, I have ALWAYS been the person to dress-up; whether it was Halloween, Spirit Week or a Wednesday, everyone knows I love a good costume, and Marcus is no different. This year, like we do every year, we celebrated halloween together, but the twist was that this would be our first Halloween in LA!
Fast Forward: I wasn't in love with my costume this year, so their will be no photos; although I had a GREAT time celebrating with the folks in WeHo! The block-party/parade/thingy was LIT!
The next morning, drained and a tiny bit hungover - everything was telling me to stay on Marcus' extremely comfortable couch. But - Beyonce! I'm sure you're thinking what does SHE have to do with this, well my ex-boyfriend and close friends can tell you - all roads lead to Beyonce. And beyond that all roads lead to, "What Would Beyonce Do?". So, in that spirit, when Marcus posed the question "do you still want to go to Runyon?", I answered with a lackluster "yes", but as I begin to get dressed I remembered that I had GOALS! Body GOALS! Fitness GOALS! And laying on that comfortable couch would not help produce any of the body goals I am trying to reach.
So, with Beyonce's motivation, we made our way to Runyon Canyon! Marc went easy on me, and took me on the "mild" trail, but my GOD it was still a workout. I was nervous that I would be the first person to slip, and fall down into some rich persons backyard, and the headline would read something anti-gay and dramatic - but I kept my balance and made it to the top, where the reward is a breathtaking view of Hollywood, DTLA, and even Venice Beach!
The next day on my flight back to Atlanta, my muscles were sore, and I was really lethargic (see 5:30AM flight), but I felt so excited that I had done something, even while out of town to help towards my body goals! Working out while out of town, and slightly hungover is a MAJOR struggle - but I had done it successfully! It taught me that I was stronger than what I thought I was, and that consistency is going to be the key to my success.
Staying consistent is important because it provides you with the time you need to build new habits and see the results of your hard work. It takes about 3-4 weeks to implement a new habit. Sometimes this can take even longer when you are trying to replace bad ones. You are not going to change habits or see results overnight.
Anyway - of course I took photos along the way - and you can see those below! Thanks for reading if you made it this far.