Have you ever felt like you are all over the place with your health and fitness, workouts, eating, weight, etc.? If you have, you are in great company with tons of other successful people.
Successful you say? But I’m all over the place. I understand. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Let’s see why. Let me start with the three words I hear more than any other when I speak with people about where they are in their fitness journey? And, It’s not even close when compared to other answers.
“Back on track.”
Everyone seems to be in a perpetual state of being “on track,” “falling off track” or “getting back on track.” I want to help you view this from a successful perspective so let’s take a moment and dissect this thinking. What if you were never really on or off track at all? What if you were just trying to win one day at a time, celebrating your little victories, and not beating yourself up over your missteps?
Do you think you’d be healthier and happier? I do – for sure!
Health, fitness and wellness are not an all-or-nothing proposition. There’s no switch that we flip when we decide to be fit and healthy and when we decide not to be. Your body doesn’t know whether you’re “on track,” “off track” or somewhere in between. It doesn’t measure health that way.
You do. It’s your self talk and judgement.
You’ve told yourself this story that you’re either on the wagon or you’ve fallen off. It doesn’t have to be that way. You have the power to change your story. I’d encourage you to stop looking at fitness as something you start when things are going great and you feel motivated, and something you stop when things are tough and you feel lousy. Just show up every day. This is one of my most stated philosophy’s with my clients. In fact this week has been an extraordinary week of people dragging in, barely making it, wanting to cancel but still showing up. As I write this newsletter, I literally just finished with a virtual personal session and we discussed this very topic. She was tired, long week, almost cancelled, was mentally prepared to not do well, but she showed up.
And what happened to her was almost the same as everyone else this week. – She finished her workout feeling mentally victorious, physically energized, and overall pumped because she showed up and didn’t quit (I love my clients)!
If it’s a great day, and you’re full of energy and motivation, go crush that workout and your meal prep and your water intake and your 7+ hours of sleep. If it’s not, do SOMETHING that will move you forward. Pick ONE, and DO IT. And if you indulge in less supportive foods or miss a couple of workouts in a row, that doesn’t mean you’re “off track.”
It means you’re human, and you’re right where you’re supposed to be. Stay right where you are, and keep moving forward.
So in a quick summary; 1) Just Show UP 2) Don’t judge yourself for todays workout, celebrate your victory for getting it done 3) Today is today, live in THIS moment…