Navigating your way through health and fitness is a never ending journey of struggles, challenges and rewards that you keep working through and learning from. Very similar to being on the mountain.
Recently, I had a day of snowboarding on the mountain which was frustrating and I only got about an hour in before all of the chair lifts were on wind hold.
So this post is to remind you that, where ever you are on your journey, you are not alone and you’ve got this.
The Journey Through Fitness Is A Lot Like Being On The Mountain
You love it because it makes you happy and it helps you feel like you get the most out of life.
You love seeing the cool things your body can do. You enjoy the process of doing things that make you proud of yourself.
But sometimes, you fee like the conditions are not in your favour or on your side. When really it could be a blessing in disguise.
Sometimes you don’t perform as well and you get frustrated with yourself.
Sometimes it’s really hard to keep going and you question why you actually do it in the first place.
Sometimes you fall and it’s really hard to get back up. But you do it anyway.
You learn how to navigate through those challenges and decide how far to push it, or whether to take a step back and rest. Each time you push through the ‘really hard’ it get’s a little easier each time.
Sometimes – at the time, the struggle feels never ending. When you get through it you remember why you love it.
Remember, even things that you really enjoy can be challenging sometimes. You have to decide if it’s worth it. Usually, this would be the part where trainers would tell you to think about your end goal.
But I’m going to tell you that when you have those moments, you should switch off and think about what you are doing, your form, your technique and focus purely on that.
Some of you have heard me say this before but research has shown that those who focus on the task at hand (as opposed to the end goal) showed a higher percentage of completion and also doing the task better.
Takeaway: I want you to think about the actual task at hand if you have a moment that is particularly challenging.
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