I was recently talking with a new member and she shared what had been holding her back.
You see she used to be in what she considers “good shape.”
After years of putting others first her fitness is only a fraction of what it once was.
She said that stopped her for a long time. She didn’t want to face the fact that she was so far from where she wanted to be.
But that didn’t help and her condition only got worse.
Thankfully she finally decided to make a positive change and come in.
She is making great strides and is feeling better than she has in a long time.
Has a thought process similar to this ever derailed you? I know It has me.
I was recently sidelined for a while with a shoulder injury.
I was never the strongest guy in the gym but I remember being able to bench press 265 pounds for a few reps. Since my shoulder was injured for months I couldn’t do a lot of pressing. Today I started with just 95 pounds on the bar.
That could be perceived as pretty de-motivating.
If you really think about it, what’s the big deal? So what if you used to be in better shape! That kind of thinking isn’t productive. It’s all about where you are now and what you’re doing to improve.
The reality is we’re all going to deal with different setbacks, frustrations, and limitations.
Don’t let them get you down. If you keep dwelling on the negative you’ll never make progress.
While obstacles are no fun, they are a part of life and ultimately make us the person we are.
I encourage you to embrace them and be the best you can with what you have.