Attitude is the difference between an obstacle 🏔and an adventure🗺.
I had to pause the other day during my stretch and smile😊. It didn’t register with me until the trainer mentioned it that we were at the midway point of the program.
5️⃣0️⃣ workouts completed/
5️⃣0️⃣ to go.
When I committed to this program, I was honestly pretty skeptical about whether or not I would be able to do it. Back in July, I was newly graduated from physical therapy for tendinitis. After 9 months of working on my elbow, doing ALL the PT (45 minutes 2x day) plus acupuncture PLUS limiting my lifting, I was still not sure I could handle jumping back in to a total body workout. It felt like I had taken about 100 steps back in my physical capabilities. I didn’t trust my body any longer and tbh felt a little angry & betrayed. 😡 #negativenancy
I like to think things happen for a reason: to teach a lesson, redirect us to the right path, slow us down a little so we don’t miss something magical. ✨ And to me, this was no different.
Since becoming a coach, I’ve never really stopped working out for any stretch of time. Being FORCED to stop because of an injury was not only humbling, but taught me a lot.
It taught me patience.
It taught me self care.
It taught me self love.
It taught me dedication - to my team, my clients, the process of working on myself - even if it’s just PT and mindset.
Sometimes we talk ourselves out of trying out of FEAR - of failing, of getting uncomfortable, of change, of disappointment 😢. Instead of looking at the opportunity, I looked at all the reasons it could go horribly wrong, or I could fail or worse, disappoint my community. I had to shift my mindset and I had to shift into taking ACTION. I needed to TRY. And besides, regret is a bitch. And my squad reminded me that there are ALWAYS options & modifications when I need to step it back.
The next time it feels like your sliding backwards instead of chugging along 🚂, pause and look for the lesson. Adjust your attitude, adjust your sails.
I promise, there’s something bigger happening. Pause, reflect, make a plan, take action.