Success Happens in Every Day Moments
Do you ever feel like you are working so hard at something and not really seeing progress? Or maybe you beat yourself up because you used to be able to do something, but you aren’t that fast/strong/whatever in this exact moment? Give yourself permission to be exactly where you are in this moment. Fitness is a journey, not a destination.
Somewhere I saw an image that was a graph of success, and it looked like a squiggly line with lots of ups and downs, but a general upward trend. This is true in life, and also in fitness.
It is all too easy to be our own worst critic. Setting goals, having a workout notebook (or other method of tracking) and not being too hard on ourselves are all good ways to persevere with a positive attitude.
The reality is that we are not always going to have our best workout, fastest time, heaviest weight lift, or whatever the “best” looks like in your preferred type of fitness. The point is that success also happens in every day moments, in the space between recognized victories. The fact that you keep going and giving it your all makes you a success.
I’ll repeat that because it is important. You are a success simply because you keep going. We all have other ways we could spend our time, but we choose to keep going. We choose not to make excuses and to keep training. We make sacrifices to prioritize our sleep, diet, and workouts. That right there is success.
We see it in the every day moments, like the workout you didn’t think you could complete, but you did. That time you didn’t scale the workout back as much as you would have liked to, and instead chose to challenge yourself even more. That time you worked right until the end of the timed period, even though you could have started catching your breath a few seconds early instead of trying to get in another rep. Those every day moments count for a lot.
Pistols and variations
E45O45 x 7
6 alternating pistols
30 cal row
30 KB swings
30 jump lunges