Standing in the dark and the rain at the gym door the other morning was one of the regulars.
“Really didn’t fancy it today.” He said.
But he was there, just like I was.
Truth time – this morning I wasn’t feeling it, but I got up and went to my boxing class.
Just like the guy from the gym, I felt great afterwards.
We never regret the workout we do.
Here’s what I’ve learned, when you don’t do it, often your day doesn’t pan out well. Your energy isn’t aligned.
You’ve given in to your inner critic, your sub-conscious, reaffirmed the old belief that this healthy lifestyle isn’t for you.
Our old beliefs will resurface, they will try and pull us back. That’s okay.
If this happens to you, just get up and do something.
Committing to a class or group training means you can’t duck out, it gives you accountability, same as working with a mentor. You’re showing up for you, and for the other person.
If you’re solo training, just commit to five minutes and tell yourself you see how you’ll feel. This quietens the protests of the mind, allowing you to start, and once you start, you’ll want to do more.
As for me…
I came out my training session and walked along the canal beaming, energised, happy.
So, next time you don’t feel like it, just start and do something, no matter how small (it’s about reinforcing those new beliefs).
You’ll be glad you did.
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