In a few short days, it’ll be a new month, which prompted me to reflect a bit on what’s happened in the past 12 months. The world changed dramatically. You and/or your family may have been adversely affected by the pandemic, the ensuing shutdown, and the aftermath that we’re still experiencing. I’ve noticed one thing for sure though. One thing I’m hearing a lot less these days than I did during the first few weeks and months after gyms in my neck of the woods closed down in mid-March:
I’m hearing a lot less talk about things going “back to normal.”
That’s not to say I believe we’ll be wearing masks and social distancing forever. But I do think people should give themselves more credit for being adaptable and for not clinging to the past. We’ve changed how we work, how we educate our kids, how we eat and yes, how we exercise. In some areas, I’d argue that we’ve changed for the better.
I ask you to please take a moment and appreciate everything you’ve done to adapt and change in the past year. Give yourself some credit for making it through a very tough 12 months. Look at the new month and warmer weather that’s (hopefully) around the corner as an opportunity to reinvent yourself again. It’s never too late for a fresh start. Every day we are blessed to wake up is an opportunity to be great and live an amazing day.
I’ve been thinking a lot about all the people that I am blessed to work with, who did stick with it, made the change to virtual Zoom or at home training fitness coaching with me; and ultimately had their best year of health and fitness ever, and achieved their best results over the past year. Who would’ve thought?
It gives me goosebumps just typing these words about them – I am so proud. Here are a couple texts I received this week;
- “Thank you so much!! I appreciate you for kicking my butt and helping me get in shape! This is the strongest I’ve been in my life!! See you this evening! MR in Corona
- “Thanks Coach!!! I love the way I feel the reset of the day. After starting it with your workout. – MS in Chino
The point is that I want you to appreciate all that you have done to change, adapt, and keep moving forward successfully also. If health and fitness have been on your “to-do” list but haven’t moved to the top yet, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just choose to start. These clients were in the same situation and just chose to start with a trial session and go from there. Easy, just show up.
Choosing is a powerful declaration. Try this today – “I am doing” … a 20 minute walk, 10 minute workout, calling the coach for a strategy call, eliminating refined sugar from my diet, eating some fruit. It can be anything, just start. The only person who can decide whether you’re going to take action or wait on the sideline for things to change or improve is YOU. As we approach a new month and a new season, what are you going to decide?